Learn From The Masters: Bishop and Knight Teamwork!

Learn From The Masters: Bishop and Knight Teamwork!

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Greetings to all of my loyal readers!

Ahhhh... I caught you! No, I did not quit this series! I am still working through Chess.com's perspective on the greatest chess games ever played

This game will feature chess legend Garry Kasparov, and possibly-greatest-ever-non-world-champion Victor Korchnoi. Mr. Kasparov needs no introduction. Victor Korchnoi was known for his very tenacious play. He was a a world championship candidate ten(!) times over an almost 30-year span, though did not win once.  He played chess practically all of his life, despite health issues towards the end of his life. He died an active player.

As always, feel free to check my previous editions of this series:

Sacrifice Everything!

A Norwegian Wonder

Confuse Stockfish!

Next up on the list? Kasparov vs Korchnoi. I hope you enjoy reviewing the game as much as I did!

In the position above, Black elects to snag the pawn with 23... Qxb2(!). Why are we emphasizing the World Champion and possibly greatest player of all time taking a weak and measly pawn in a messy position? 

White appears to be trapping Black's Queen after 24. Rfb1. Korchnoi did not play this, and that move is a blunder. Let's let you solve why 24. Rfb1 is not working.

Back to the game!



Let's see how the game finishes out!
Maybe not his signature win, though that was a fun game to watch.








I hope you enjoyed the game. Feel free to leave a comment below! If you want more information and details about the game, the video I suggest is by popular Youtuber, Kingscrusher. He has a very interesting and unique personality, and he goes into the specifics of the game in depth.

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