Instructive Bishop Endgame

khpa21
khpa21
Mar 22, 2009, 12:00 AM |
6 | Endgames

Many of you are probably familiar with the principle that, when a bishop is on the board in an endgame, you want to push your pawns on the opposite color of that bishop and keep your opponent's pawns on the color of that bishop. So, for instance, in the following endgame in which both sides have a light-squared bishop, I'll want to push my pawns on dark squares and keep my opponent's on light squares. For those of you who do not appreciate the significance of this, the game below should change your mind!(don't forget to expand the move list; otherwise you'll gain nothing from playing over the endgame!)

 

 

I hope this article makes you a stronger bishop endgame player!

More from khpa21
A Gruenfeld Trap

A Gruenfeld Trap