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  • 2 months ago


    this is not exactly a beginner checkmate because in some games people fAIL TO DELIVER CHECKMATE WITH KNIGHT AND BISHOP VS KINGOR BISHOP AND BISHOP VS KING. ROOK VS KING IS A BEGINNER LESSON

  • 3 months ago


    If you dont know the pattern I doubt you will be able to do it within the 50 moves needed. It is tough but it is a forced win, as shown.

  • 5 months ago



    why is it always a puzzle to mate 'BLACK' 

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  • 7 months ago


    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


    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.

  • 10 months ago


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

  • 11 months ago


    Happy Elliot Liu Day!

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  • 15 months ago


    Great! :)

  • 2 years ago


    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

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    thanks alot for this video, you rock!

  • 2 years ago


    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 

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


    Great review

  • 3 years ago


    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!



  • 3 years ago


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

    Good lesson, thanks

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