Good knight vs. bad bishop - The whole story in one game (4)

Mar 16, 2011, 3:02 AM |

We started with the question, how GM Andersson managed to reach such a favourable endgame with a superknight against a bad bishop




And I told you that I didn´t happen by chance, but through hard work.

In the previous three posts you saw that Andersson very early took the initiative in an English hedgehog opening . He controlled black counterplay oppotunities in center and on queenside, and advanced with his pawns on kingside.

Black was able to reduce the kingside pressure through piece exchanges, but remained with a weakness on d6.

White wasn`t able to break through and so he created a second weakness: The point f7.

And finally reached following position:



The dominance of white pieces is evidently. But how should he transform it in a  winning advantage?

Concretely spoken, it is th question between 38. g6 or 38. h6

When you ask the chess programs they prefere here 38. h6 with following winning idea:


GM Andersson decided for the other variation with 38.g6

It lead directly to our endgame position mentioned at the beginning




Now we have seen ( in 4 posts) how Andersson reached that favourable endgame position. And next time we shall have a closer look at this endgame.


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