Good knight, bad bishop

by Karsten Müller
9/23/2020 – Who is better, the bishop or the knight? It depends. In the endgame, when both sides fight on both wings, the bishop is usually better than the knight. But not always. One such exception is the diagram position. Here, the knight is better than the bishop. But how does Black win?

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Karsten Müller, born 1970, has a world-wide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts. He has, together with Frank Lamprecht, written a book on the subject: “Fundamental Chess Endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. Müller's ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers. The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.
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Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 9/24/2020 06:16
Yes. It is a play for two results. But with careful defense White can hold.
oxygenes oxygenes 9/24/2020 04:05
My notice was for pawn structure on both wings, wrong move destroyed general equal evaluation. Still white must play carefully.
Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 9/23/2020 06:17
133.Kb5 draws. 133.Be7? is a losing error. In a way this does not belong to the riddle. It is just there for technical reasons...
oxygenes oxygenes 9/23/2020 01:50
How will black win, if white plays 133.Kb5 instead of 133.Be7?
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