11704 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
We've all heard about the bad-bishop (BB) and dealt with it some way or another.
I like to show you ( the beginning of ) a game I played where I managed to exploit the BB theme.
I am interested to see some more games where the BB played a decisive role.
Please feel free to post them here. Any comment on the theme is welcome.
Did you develop your Bishop on a3 to try to force an exchange ?
I had the Black pieces. No , White didn't go Ba3.
NN stands for : Nomen nescio = name unknown. It is used in chess to be polite and not to name the opponent.
Here is the entire game :
I admit that it was not a great game , but I was playing against the BB throughout the entire game. I never did it before.
your black bishop is as inactive as whites black bishop so whats wrong? i think black plan: e6; c5, cxd, Nc6 and bb4(if white does the following c3 and cxd moves instead of Nxd4) if Nxd4 than white has worse
qSweet , that is true. It is not very active (yet) but it is not a BAD bishop. It is not hampered by its own pawns. It is easier for me to develop this Bishop then it is for White.
"not a Catholic story?"
Not actually taking a pot shot, but then, maybe it's news to you.
What we call a "Bishop" began as a Joker. Yup.
Makes sense when you consider how it is ranked slightly above a Knight...even though the Knight is twice as strong as any Bishop.
Estimate my rating based on 'play magnus' app
by Nekhemevich a few minutes ago
If you could change one rule of chess,what would it be?
by GreenCastleBlock 5 minutes ago
3/2/2015 - Back Door Entry
by edijon1 7 minutes ago
You've been blocked? Welcome here! If not, still allowed.
by kleelof 8 minutes ago
by Aaronsky72 8 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by steve_bute 10 minutes ago
by C_O_N_Q_U_E_R_O_R 13 minutes ago
How long, and HOW?
by MrTacticalChess10 14 minutes ago
Chessbazaar's Dubrovnik 4" crimson problem?
by Kycoo 18 minutes ago
Chess openings that suit tactical players fancy?
by OhLand 19 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!