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Robert Zeier vs Matjaz Pirs
12th Sueder Summer (2001), Recklinghausen GER, rd 7, Aug-10
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-23-04  mjk: Now how does one mate with ♗ + ♘ again?
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  Willem Wallekers: Could White have been in time trouble?
Jun-17-05  Madman99X: To mate with king and knight, you have to force the king to the end of the board, and then into a corner, the same color as your bishop.

That and you have to pray hard that you can figure out how to do it in 50 moves or less.

Nov-16-05  who: My impression is that unless you're really good at chess (in which case you know how to do it anyway) you are unlikely to figure out how to mate with a bishop and knight over the board. The trick of forcing the opposing king from the wrong corner to the right one isn't trivial.
Jan-31-08  achieve: 79.Kc4 is where white goes wrong... Typical position where the lone King threatens to escape over the squares of opposite colour to that of the Bishop... In which case the Knight will come to the rescue... In this case:

79. Be4!! Kb6 followed by 80. <Ne6>!! will reduce the King's mobility because they form a SCREEN together, effectively shutting down the c-file... No escape is possible!

Even then the technical win is no gimme- and every serious chessplayer should practise this diligently, to develop allround technique and the basic contolling of squares/space on the chessboard -- as well as harmonizing B+N maneuvres.


Dec-02-09  KingG: <achieve> After 79.Be4, can't Black just go back to a4?

It seems to me that Black doesn't go wrong until 82.Bd7, when 82.Be4 seems winning.

Jul-03-11  swr: 82. Be4 Ka5 83. Kc5 Ka4 84. Bc2+ Ka5 85. Nd6 Ka6 86. Bb3 Ka5 87. Nb7+ Ka6 88. Kc6 Ka7 89. Kc7 Ka6 90. Bc4+ Ka7 91. Nd6 Ka8 92. Bb5 Ka7 93. Nc8+ Ka8 94. Bc6#

(Using "The W Pattern" to move the enemy King from the wrong to the right corner,

Of course, White must have been in time trouble and offered the draw when he could have made another 30 moves and surely mated.

Jul-03-11  Shams: White is still winning in the game at 83...Kb6:

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Here white blundered with 84.Na4+?? but 84.Nd5+ sets up a classical lock with an easy win. White's king sheepdogs black's far enough up the board so that white can play Bd7-c8-a6! closing the noose.

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