two knights versus pawn checkmate.

CubeLogic
Does anyone know how to checkmate with two knights versus pawn?
KetoOn1963

Yes

CubeLogic

How did you learn? Do you know any good tutorials? Because I haven't found any good ones on youtube. What I know so far is that you have to blockade the pawn with on knight and use your king and the other knight to push the king into the corner, and then you release the blockade and checkmate. But usually in the chess.com drill the black king always slips away. Sometimes I can get to a position where the computer sees a checkmate, but I can't checkmate on my own. Also, I never know when it's safe to release the blockade. Could you help me?

KetoOn1963

Set up random positions in an chess engine, and play them out til you learn it.

CubeLogic
Should I play against the computer trying to checkmate, or the computer trying to checkmate me?
KetoOn1963

Either one will work

CubeLogic
Ok. But I also know that some positions are impossible to checkmate, and they will be a draw. Did you take this into account while doing this?
KetoOn1963
CubeLogic wrote:
Ok. But I also know that some positions are impossible to checkmate, and they will be a draw. Did you take this into account while doing this?

This is all part of the learning process.

GriffithChess2
CubeLogic wrote:
Does anyone know how to checkmate with two knights versus pawn?

He is giving you extremely bad advice, watch a video or two on it, doing it by yourself, while effective, will take forever.

KetoOn1963
GriffithChess2 wrote:
CubeLogic wrote:
Does anyone know how to checkmate with two knights versus pawn?

He is giving you extremely bad advice, watch a video or two on it, doing it by yourself, while effective, will take forever.

Nothing wrong with watching a good quality video.  But i prefer people to try and learn on there own first.  As opposed to having the answers spoon fed to them.

Arisktotle

Whatever educational method you choose, don't forget to prepare an exam for yourself (or find one) to verify you attained the skills you are looking for. As they say in the UK: the proof of the pudding .....

KetoOn1963
Arisktotle wrote:

Whatever educational method you choose, don't forget to prepare an exam for yourself (or find one) to verify you attained the skills you are looking for. As they say in the UK: the proof of the pudding .....

ajl721

I think it's OK to use an engine's perspective, but also consider watching videos on it so it may make more sense.

KetoOn1963

Nice stretch of sandbagging there...

KetoOn1963
Mobilehorse wrote:

Grandmaster's personal challenge to get the two knights endgame as many times as possible in a row. My record so far is three in a row. I posted links to the games.

CubeLogic
GriffithChess2 I haven’t found any good videos on the subject.
Der-Schachspieler

Learning this endgame is completely useless. B+N vs. K is very rare, but 2N vs. P, you will never ever see this in a real game.  Better learn R+P vs R.

 

2Ke21-0
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Way-of-Pain
Der-Schachspieler wrote:

Better learn R+P vs R.

 

Err, there's literally thousands of different RP vs R positions. You made it sound like it's a unique endgame.

Der-Schachspieler
Way-of-Pain hat geschrieben:
Der-Schachspieler wrote:

Better learn R+P vs R.

 

Err, there's literally thousands of different RP vs R positions. You made it sound like it's a unique endgame.

 

Yep, but that's the point. There is enough to do. Why waste time for an ending that will never occur.