Been messing about with my hand made 1400 DB again.
(let me know when you are bored).
The brilliantly name Zorro the Fox User 193938
a in spot trouble. (nice trouble).
I searched to see how often a K,B & N v K ending...
....has popped up and if it has ever been screwed up.
Over 120 times a player has managed to find
the mating sequence. Good
Over 50 players left with B & N v a Bare King have not. 🙁
You chase the King to the corner square that is controlled by your Bishop.
So if you have a black sqaured Bishop then you force the King to a1 or h8.
Some abandon the game as a draw the moment it appears.
Most try to chase the King to the wrong corner and then give up.
I speculate that perhaps some players have read:
"You chase the King to same corner colour as your Bishop."
And some guy with a 'White' Bishop (but on a black square - The Queen's Bishop)
have been chasing the King to the 'White' corner.
In Game 2527058
the lone King was trying to go to the right corner
to get mated but his opponent kept forcing him to the wrong corner.
(This game is one of the Walt v bridgemagoo2 match.
They have played each other over 90 times.)
Twice Zorro has been the lone King and twice his opponent
has failed to mate him. Game 6511579
& Game 4133038
So this confused lad maybe wandering about thinking it's a draw.
I say confused because Zorro has infact had the B & N
and in Game 4338968
he mated his opponent.
He may think he was lucky to mate in this game as his
opponents have both failed to do in the past.
The enigma of Zenic. User 408178
Of course with so many games going on (792 at the moemnt),
Zenic was bound to supply a few examples.
He has won 5 times with the B & N v lone King.
This lad knows his B & N endings. Game 4930810
played in 2008
is a near perfect example.
And yet in 2009 Game 6410293
he failed miserably to mate with the B & N.
This despite the fact he under promoted to a Bishop to do it. 😕
Zenic played 64...d1=B.
He then plodded on for 87 moves trying to do it, he even had
the King bottled up in the correct corner but let him out before giving
up or his opponent discovered the 'cliam draw' button.