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  • 8 weeks ago

    DrunkenDeceiver

     

    why is it always a puzzle to mate 'BLACK' 

  • 3 months ago

    07-diego-melendez-99

    wau

  • 3 months ago

    07-diego-melendez-99

    wau

  • 4 months ago

    casper_van_eersel

    Nice video from Elliott (together with Valeri Lilov my two favorite instructors on the site). From 35:12 onward, it's unfortunate though that the same technique that got white that far is put overboard. The white king suddenly moves away from the 6th rank and the zigzag movement of the knight between the 7th and 5th rank is put on hold. Why not continue the way we started, as described on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_and_knight_checkmate (Wikipedia calls it the "W-manoeuvre")? It's almost a complete mirror of the first couple of moves, which makes it easier to follow:

    Be4 Kd8

    Kd6 Ke8

    Bg6+ Kd8

    Bf7 (remember the Bh7 move?) Kc8

    Nc5 (remember the Ne5 move?) Kb8 (if Kd8 -> Nb7, Kc8, Kc6. See 32:52)

    Kc6 (remember the Ke6 move?) Ka7

    Nb7 (remember the Nd7 move?) Ka6

    Bc4+ (remember the Bd3 move?) Ka7

    And in the same vein:

    Bd3 Kb8

    Kb6 Kc8

    Bf5+ Kb8

    Nc5 Ka8

    Be6 Kb8

    Na6+ Ka8

    Bd5#

    In the end, just make sure that the white king is a "knight's move" away from the black king and everything will be fine. Good video to practise one's mating technique, even though in real life the position is rarely played.

  • 7 months ago

    yoursisnodisgrace

    Thanks for the instruction. I am sure I will watch this video again.

  • 8 months ago

    enterslyk

    Happy Elliot Liu Day!

  • 11 months ago

    Psilocybin-DMT-

    Informative

  • 12 months ago

    Maestro94

    Great! :)

  • 22 months ago

    letrip

    Great video, if only it was easy to grasp with a couple of viewings, all the infomation is their. I just lacked the abilty to absorb it quickly, but due to it being well presented i return to it time and time again

  • 23 months ago

    victormatt

    Thanks for this video, especially the N+B vs K was very helpful.

  • 2 years ago

    JackHalford

    thanks alot for this video, you rock!

  • 2 years ago

    dolphinrider1

    I've come back for a 2nd viewing to get the King and 2 Bishops checkmate. It's not as simple as the following article makes it seem. Good to know this takes time for ohter beginners too! Thanks, this is clear 

  • 2 years ago

    Shkbar

    I think you have been watching me fail to end games . This Vido was real helpful.Thanks .

  • 3 years ago

    John_smith347

    this is the stuff everyone needs to know.  thank you.

  • 3 years ago

    stevepilot

                                   Go LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!  Smile

  • 3 years ago

    marwanradman123

    Great review

  • 3 years ago

    sizzleld

    Thanks for these videos!

     

    The checkmate with the two bishops has been killing me for months now.

     

    Perfect Practice makes perfect! So im gonna get started!

     

    Thanks again!

     

    Sampson

  • 3 years ago

    Kingontheroad

    First time I've seen this bishop-knight mate.

    Good lesson, thanks

  • 4 years ago

    J_Perkins

    I'll have to review the last technique and practice it quite a bit, thank you for showing me a clear concise way on how.

  • 4 years ago

    chj50

    Senerio 1 - I like the idea that it is never a good idea to play for check in the rook king end game rather look to push the king off the board by cutting off his options. Moving the rook away from the opposing king seems counter intuitive but when you follow this with setting up with opposing kings followed by check by the rook it makes all the sense in the world.

    Senerio 2 - Think of the picture you want to end the game with and then figure out the steps to get there. In the two bishop king senerio, force opposing king into one of the four corners. Advance king as close to opposing king as possible making rectangle smaller and smaller while being careful not to deliver stalemate. Sometimes you need to bring bishops to the middle of board and make tactical use of waiting moves.

    Senerio 3 - memorization.

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