Do YOU know how to win with 2 Bishops vs a lone king? How about a Bishop & a Knight?

Do YOU know how to win with 2 Bishops vs a lone king? How about a Bishop & a Knight?

• Piece of cake!! I'm insulted you would even ask!
• 2 Bishops, yes - not sure about B+N...
• Not sure about either... I'd have to experiment.
• No clue! Draw, I guess.

• 18 months ago

( I was on the side with the king )

• 18 months ago

funny I just played a game with 2 bishops vs a king :O drew

• 18 months ago

Hey, hey, hey!!!

Now don't make me laugh! 25% knows how to mate with bishop and knight??? It's often more than 30 move!!! And after 50 move it's draw!!! Man would think that at least HERE are normal people. But my respect to those, who really knows how to do it.

• 18 months ago

On balance, I tend to agree with TeddyHunter.

• 18 months ago

It's B+N not B+K...it is impossible to win with B+K

• 18 months ago

Bishop and Bishop mate does exist and even does Knight and Bishop,Both types of checkmates are possible,But B+K is a little tougher :)

• 18 months ago

I can do B+B but not B+K!

• 18 months ago

I saw in theory (system of triangles), but in a real game B+N before fifty moves is not so easy!

• 18 months ago

you actually CAN mate your opponent when you both have a bishop and the king... but the opponnent's king must be at the corner(draw when you play with someone with IQ over 5)

• 18 months ago
Heh, perfect timing on this question as I'm about to convert a bishop and knight versus king in my game (using Deletang's triangle).
• 18 months ago

I can't get the exact minimum number of moves for either mate, but I can execute both of them.

• 18 months ago

Yep, I practiced N + B for ages against a computer.  B + B is cake.

• 18 months ago

Both of these endgames are covered in chess mentor!

• 18 months ago

Eventually, but if you were to restrict my time and moves to play then I will have real problems.

• 18 months ago

yeah,i posted on more puzzles what is the easiest way to checkmate with knight and bishop,just a sequence of moves ny chessmaster so check it out!

• 18 months ago

Piece of cake!! I'm insulted you would even ask!