Opposite-Colored Bishops: Separation Anxiety

Jul 25, 2015
18 min
Sometimes the best way to secure a draw in lopsided opposite-colored bishop endgames is to follow your opponent’s king with your own. If your king behaves like it has separation anxiety from its counterpart, you can control the key diagonal without letting the opposing pawns advance. Sounds a little confusing? The endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky walks you through this important concept.