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CBM Blog: Fortress or Not? + Knight endings

6/1/2011 – Against a bishop the defender can often try to construct a fortress, as it can visit only half the squares of the chessboard, as our resident GM and endgame specialist Karsten Müller demonstrates. The themes of outside passed pawn and zugzwang play a major role in knight endings as well, where, due to the tactical abilities of the knight, great care is often required. Learn and become stronger.
 

Fortress or Not?

Against a bishop the defender can often try to construct a fortress as it can visit only half the squares of the board:

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Knight endings are like pawn endings

The themes outside passed pawn and zugzwang play a major role here as well. But due to the tactical abilities of the knight great care is often required:

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