Good knight, bad bishop

Good knight, bad bishop

linlaoda
NM linlaoda
Mar 3, 2016, 7:23 AM |
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Most of the time, the bishop is superior to the knight by 0.25 points (or so!)

However, this is a very superficial statement that does not apply to all positions. Sometimes the knight has the last laugh:

 














*Answer*

White should play 1.d5! which permanently wins the light squares as Black can not advantageously play ...c6
As Ih8sens pointed out, 1...e4!? is a great attempt at counterplay - though of course White preserves an advantage.