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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
[quote="JoshSpecht"]Getting your opponent to the edge of the board can be tricky, but I just figure that if I can get all my pieces in the center, the enemy king will be near the edge :)[/quote]

Yeah, I was thinking about what you said, getting your pieces in the center first when I wanted to force him to the edge of the board, it worked well. This ending showed me a lot about how the knight bishop and king can cooperate.

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[quote="JoshSpecht"]Here is the analysis:

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A really great video. I bought the three Chessbase DVD's on endgames, but Mr. Karsten Müller deals with the subject in a much different way, I'm sorry to say .... I cannot follow what he is trying to communicate, neither in English nor in German, because he is speaking way too fast and on top of that he presents the moves as if they are being produced by an automatic machine gun ( ... you can only follow what he is explaining if you've allready mastered the endgames in question) ..... and he presents the material as if he is bored to death with it ... his frequent sighs underlining his state of mind.

Not so with you ! .... You have a talent for explaining this material in a way that is inspiring and it has the correct tempo for the student who wants to learn something new. My compliments !


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
[quote="transpositions"]Josh,

Very nice job! I couldn't help but notice that as you were explaining how the Black King can cooperate in running to the correct color corner for the bishop and that this makes things more difficult for the side with the Bishop and Knight, you suddenly realized that after Bd6 the Black King could actually return to d1 after the move Kc2 offering the possibility of escape, and the consequent longer variation of having to reign in the Black King again. If you would like to make your explanation crystal clear I suggest you take a look at Bruce Pandolfini's article in Chess Life & Review. I am sure they have it in their archives and easily accessible.

Just as a preview, it is delightful how he correlates the mating technique to Geometry by pointing out that the mating technique involves a series of three(3) concentric triangles(as the word "concentric" indicates each successive triangle smaller than the last) that the Enemy King is forced into, executed by the Bishop, helped by his King and his Knight. You did that without realizing it after the white moves Ke2, Bc5, Bb4. Or, the other possibility is that you already knew this concept, but forgot to mention it.

The concentric triangles for your particular example are: Triangle 1- hypotenuse( g1-a7) side1(a7-a1) side2(a1-g1),
Triangle 2- hypotenuse( e1-a5) side1(a5-a1) side2(a1-e1)
Triangle 3- hypotenuse( c1-a3) side1(a3-a1) side2(a1-c1)

After reading this article I thought to myself, " This is it!; I'm hooked!![/quote]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWZ7h2yrJME

here is a video explaining that method. It is indeed a very beautiful and interesting way to break down this mating pattern. As long as it works, even though it doesn't gaurantee the most efficient mate.


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
This one is going to hit the 10k-views mark very soon^^

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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
Great video. Very clear and specific explanations. Good job.


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
Hi Josh, I'm new to the site and not a strong player, I just very much enjoy playing the game and want to improve. I found the video fascinating and I decided to learn the patterns - but you are not kidding when you say it's not an easy checkmate. I have chased that d*** Black King around the board for hours without cornering him. I can get him to the side reasonably well on occasion and even move him a long the board for a two or three squares but he always eludes me, I just haven't learned the trick. I do much better as the Black King when doing this exercise on a board, 50+ moves are no problem.

I have a suggestion for the linked try out. How about giving the opponent the three pieces so that he (I) can learn how Black blocks the escapes of the White King towards the centre or opposite colour corner from the various positions. I think I might get the hang of the 'net weaving' better by watching my escapes as Black King blocked from variations, rather than trying to work out how to block each situation as the White trio.

Meanwhile I will work through the moves as you have written them in your initial post. Thanks very much, a very helpful video but I am not yet good enough to find it as easy as you obviously do.


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
.
- My Knight and Bishop involve in this ending -
- That occurs for the 1st time in my chess life - I ask myself
? Can my Knight and Bishop checkmate a lonesome King ?
- and I find this great video : Thank you very much , Josh !
- beside , I become a new user of the site today -
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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
Yep, Josh is one of our very best presenters here- I wish he would do more. And I'm not just sucking up because I'm angling for premium months :lol:

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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
Good example really the hardest part is to make him go to the wrong corner, but if he goes to the right one better for you. Just use your King for opposition and Knight to control opposite squares to the color of your bishop. So here are the ground rules for organized manner to think and mate with N+B+K vs. K
1.) Get the B and N, and K in the center. 2.) Force him to the wrong corner using K and N (sometimes B if needed). 3.) Mate!.This is a hard endgame to learn, but its worth to know it and widen your arsenal in the endgame P.S. Endgame is the key to good play be unbeatable :-)


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
On minute 12:19 you played Kc1, what if you play Kc2? what kind of play can you do in that case? Im trying to solve a chess puzzle and I am stuck on that move. Thank you.


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On minute 12:19 you played Kc1, what if you play Kc2? what kind of play can you do in that case? Im trying to solve a chess puzzle and I am stuck on that move. Thank you.
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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
[quote="venko_stoev"]On minute 12:19 you played Kc1, what if you play Kc2? what kind of play can you do in that case? Im trying to solve a chess puzzle and I am stuck on that move. Thank you.
I support this question. Please answer it![/quote]

I use another method in that position. I think instead of Ne4, Kd3 is a much cleaner way, that way you don't have to remember the bishop placement as well. After 1.Kd3 Ke1 2.Bc5 Kd1 3.Bf2 and the rest is easy.


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
Somebody should send Women's WCC Anna Ushenina the link to this video. (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1716505)


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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
LOL!

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Post Re: JoshSpecht - Checkmating with B+N [14:20]
The multimedia version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YKqzpFyao


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