# Easily Executing The Two Bishops Checkmate

This post is for anyone learning/having trouble with the 2 Bishops checkmate.I will teach you an easy method of forcing the king to retreat to the edge of the board to be checkmated.There is a simple pattern you have to learn that once learned, allows you to exhibit your technical endgame prowess by instantly blitzing out the moves to force a win.Lets start with the typical endgame position.This is the fastest way to win according to Nalimov Tables.

Now lets take a look at my method.Slightly slower true,but much easier to master and honestly,does it matter if you win in 17 or 20? 25 even? If you win the endgame easily and effortlessly then you have accomplished your goal.I will now proceed to explain the method that I use.Please go through the moves SLOWLY and watch for the pattern that develops.

And now I will finally bring this instructive blog post to a conclusion by saying I hope 1.You have enjoyed my one of many instructive blog posts. 2.That you have learned something from this post. 3.That if you have enjoyed my post and/or found it instructive you will pass it on to your friends. 4. That you will let me know what you thought about my blog post, and give me any feedback/suggestions you might have.Also if you liked it you can track my blog so you will know when I post and join

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Miles

• 15 months ago

i like the 2nd example although ive never had a two bishop ending and have played 1000s of games online.

• 15 months ago

i see your pattern and compared to the faster version it does seem simpler and much more logical (from my novice eyes) than was the first example...

• 16 months ago

Thanks for the instructive post.  Now i know how.  THANKS A LOT AGAIN!!!

• 18 months ago

i am going through your posts and i found it more helpful than many books i have read.

keep them comin'

• 18 months ago

It doesn't matter whether you win in 17 or 20 moves, what you said is really true, if we master the method and know the logic behind it, our understanding about the chess will improve more and more and someday we can make it possible in lesser moves

• 19 months ago

a nice & e-z method

• 19 months ago

As I see there is interest as to the B+N mate,I will definitely consider posting about it.First I have to brush up on the endgame technique myself though

• 19 months ago

It's an endgame tablebase software that has solved all endgames with 6 or less pieces

• 19 months ago
• 19 months ago

Im guessing a computer program like Deep Rybka?

• 19 months ago

What is a Nalimov Tables, dude?

• 19 months ago

glad you all enjoyed it (:

• 19 months ago

• 19 months ago

I like your way much better pianoman4! :D Thanks for the analysis, this makes things a lot clearer! :D

• 19 months ago

Re: Knight and bishop ending, I've probably played a couple hundred rated OTB games, not 10,000, but I had a knight and bishop ending a year or two ago in which I had to accept a draw because I could not remember (or figure out) how to win. They aren't common, but they do happen.

• 19 months ago

I have never had that ending in a game where I had two bishops against a king(at least that I remember), but it's nice to know, 'cuz it could always come up...if you play enough chess. Very nice. Thanks.

• 19 months ago

As to the Bishop+Knight mate.There is not really an easy way to learn it.As I have played over 10,000 rated games in my chess career and it still hasn't come up,I think the best way to improve is through tactics problems, chess  planning books,endgame books, and of course Pianoman4's Instructional Blog Posts

• 19 months ago

Realistic?

• 19 months ago

good lesson

• 19 months ago

i want to know how to win with a knight and bishop