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Bishop v Knight: the verdict (Steve Mayer)
Compiled by hms123
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This collection is now complete. August 16, 2010.

chapter 2: Two bishops/ Steinitzian Restriction Method
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 59 moves, 1-0

B Richter vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

chapter 3: Chigorin and the knight pair--case for success
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1899 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Burn vs Chigorin, 1897 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

chapter 4: Chigorin loses with the knight pair
Burn vs Chigorin, 1898 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Englisch vs Chigorin, 1883 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 48 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Janowski, 1901 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 71 moves, 1-0

chapter 5: The problem knight
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1952 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs I Manor, 1986
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 41 moves, 1-0

L Lucena vs Browne, 1981
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 54 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Mikhalchishin, 1978 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 1-0

chapter 6: The problem bishop
Bronstein vs A Zaitsev, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Beliavsky, 1975 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

G Porreca vs Bronstein, 1954 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

chapter 7: The over-rated knight
Larsen vs J H Donner, 1960
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Y Kotkov vs Belinkov, 1971
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Cheney vs Mayer, 1990
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 59 moves, 0-1

.chapter 8: The Over-rated Bishop
A Lukovnikov vs Polugaevsky, 1983
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

chapter 8: The over-rated bishop
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

G Kuzmin vs Stein, 1972
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

chapter 9: Changing the colour of a bishop
Korchnoi vs Topalov, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

J Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Suba vs I Farago, 1985
(A28) English, 48 moves, 1-0

chapter 10: Increasing the speed of your knights
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Miles vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 0-1

chapter 11: The bad bishop
Tarrasch vs Von Gottschall, 1892 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1982
(E92) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Petursson vs W Watson, 1989
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Shirov, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955 
(A16) English, 23 moves, 1-0

chapter 12: The sacrifice for active bishops
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

V Shiyanovsky vs Taimanov, 1962
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Wade vs Smyslov, 1965 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

chapter 13: The unexpected exchange
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 67 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

E Jimenez Zerquera vs Larsen, 1967 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 43 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

chapter 14: Shattered pawn positions
H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

M Cuellar Gacharna vs Tal, 1973 
(E91) King's Indian, 79 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

W Reichenbach vs Sosonko, 1975
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Nagaizev, 1967 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Smyslov, 1947 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 1-0

chapter 15: The Ruy Lopez ending
Joel Benjamin vs G Brooks, 1991 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

S Brynell vs Geller, 1991
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

S Kindermann vs M Voiska, 1992
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Browne, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1-0

chapter 16: The grindable ending, R+B vs. R+N
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Taimanov, 1970 
(B44) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs K Langeweg, 1965 
(A22) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Reti, 1924 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1-0

chapter 17: Capablanca's Theorem, Q+N > Q+B (endings)
Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1948
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 51 moves, 1-0

Silman vs V P Moskalenko, 1994 
(A84) Dutch, 41 moves, 0-1

Boleslavsky vs Panov, 1940
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 54 moves, 1-0

Kupreichik vs Gavrikov, 1981
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Hjartarson vs Yermolinsky, 1996
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 52 moves, 0-1

V Ruban vs Ehlvest, 1993
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 62 moves, 0-1

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