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Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter vs Karel Opocensky
Podebrady (1936), Podebrady CZE, rd 3, Jul-07
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-27-14
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  Garech: Opocensky must have missed an endgame win here, it looks completely won.

-Garech

Nov-27-14
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  perfidious: <Garech> Seems that way to me as well.

Opocensky's exchange sacrifice was a good way to liven the play and offered better chances than snatching the weakling at g2. The resultant position, with the monster bishops on an open board, can only offer Black possibilities, even when the enemy steed entrenches itself at d5, the only slight chance White should have of surviving the ending.

Mar-29-16  QueensideCastler: Glenn Flear wrote:
«The defender probably has more chances of successfully defending with the pair of bish- ops than "with other minor piece combinations. This seems to hold true even when the board isn’t opened up for bishops. Indeed, there is a certain school of thought that claims that ’a pair of bishops equals a rook and knight in the ending’. I’m not sure that this assertion can be proven, but I decided to look at it from a statistical point of view.

From a sample of 68 high-level games in the NQE of rook and knight vs two bishops (this time with players rated 2550 and above), there were 30 wins for the rook< and knight duo, 20 for the bishop pair, and 18 draws.

The number of wins achieved by the bishops seems quite high, which may reflect the double-edged nature of this imbalance, but the overall percentage is a respectable 57% to 43%. We can interpret this as such: a pair of bishops shouldn't be underestimated, but the rook and knight are still superior»

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