Imbalances: Bishop vs Knight part 2

Christopher800
CM Christopher800
Jun 14, 2016, 7:35 PM |
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In my previous post, I went through the basics of the bishop vs knight imbalance. If you haven't seen it here is the link to the previous post.
https://www.chess.com/blog/Christopher800/imbalances-bishop-vs-knight

This time, I'll be going through illustrative games which show how the imbalance of bishop vs knight plays out and I'll also show how two bishops are superior to bishop and knight or two knights and how they can be inferior to such piece configurations.
Why is the bishop pair considered an advantage? Well if you remember that the bishop is stuck on one colour complex having two bishop means that both colour complexes are controlled by the bishops. 

In the first illustrative game, the bishop pair isn't an advantage when no pawn breaks exist in the position.

 

The next game features the Three Knights opening, this time, the bishop pair is supreme.