Originally posted by tvochessI never really learned it, I figured that if I would get such an endgame during a blitz game I would just try to win on time. 😛 If I would get it during a longer game I should be able to figure it out over the board. I heard Judith polgar never learned it ether, and figured it out over the board the first time it arose in a game of hers. Of course I'm no Judith Polgar.
I was looking into bishop+knight endgame. These can be practised online: e.g. http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-training/bishop-knight-checkmate.php
Wikipedia mentions two ways to deal with them:
- Philidor's W method
- Deletang's triangle method
Does anybody know how this W-method works? I couldn't find a good explanation, or do I jus ...[text shortened]... ere a standard way to do this?
Would you be able to checkmate with bishop/knight/king OTB?
Originally posted by tvochessYou could try playing some of those positions against the computer until you get it.
I read the wikipedia article and saw the examples. However, looking at the games, I miss the reasoning behind a lot of the moves. Therefore, I was trying to understand the two methods mentioned.
However, the W-method just shows some moves, no reasoning. The triangle method is more clear and it seems to work by trial-and-error. It's clear how to ...[text shortened]... h she didn't use a standard method, as LordOfTheChessboard indicated she figured it out OTB.
Originally posted by greenpawn34The Grandmaster was trying to mate in the wrong color corner. He must have forgotten.
Wiki does have a reasonable piece on it.
It has been discussed a few times on here.
Thread 132547 Has some RHP examples of player doing it (and some not.)
The technique is to force the King into the same corner that the Bishops covers.
If you have a light squared Bishop t ...[text shortened]... . Kh1 Ne3 105. Kh2 Nf1+ 106. Kh1 Bf3[/pgn]
Originally posted by RJHindsI'm pretty sure he knew that. You generally can't stop them from going to the wrong corner at first. Since the defender also knows it's the wrong corner, then that's where they'll head if you force them to the edge. The part he seemed to forget was how to force him across to the other corner.
The Grandmaster was trying to mate in the wrong color corner. He must have forgotten.
Originally posted by SwissGambitThat's where i got stuck as well.
I'm pretty sure he knew that. You generally can't stop them from going to the wrong corner at first. Since the defender also knows it's the wrong corner, then that's where they'll head if you force them to the edge. The part he seemed to forget was how to force him across to the other corner.