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Cornered knight

The corner knight cannot escape once the king moves to the position shown. Something to think about if your tactic or strategy involves a knight in the corner.



  • 20 months ago


    Sometimes the Knight can be "cornered" well before the ending phase.

    Just an example:  http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=80131622


    -  When Black planned/played 27...Nd7 and 28...Nxb6?!, Black completely forgot to look at the other Knight -which after 29.axb6, has exactly 2 squares (g7 + e8) to move around...

  • 2 years ago


    Always handy to know,another useful thing to know,especially in fast games is,given the same king and knight setup,but anywhere on the board,as long as white doesn't move the king,it will take 3 moves by the knight to check you,handy to know!,how many games have we all lost to pesky knight forks in blitz games?,knowing this can give you a bit of breathing space.

  • 3 years ago


    just a demonstration of a textbook principle that not everyone here may have run into yet, kkj. of course, given your rating, and having played you i know that you have all of these things down cold. 

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