Knight Bishop Mating Net

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Checkmating a solitary King with only a Knight and Bishop is difficult. I know of USCF masters who have achieved the position in a tournament game and could not mate the weaker side within the required 50 moves! One of the chess organizing Berry brothers in Stillwater claims to have figured it out over the board without having studied it. Both of those Caissa loving guys are chockablock with wise tales. Maybe we should have them show us the game ūüôā All joking aside, those identical twin Berry brothers are the number one¬†chessic influence in the great state of Oklahoma. Thanks for what you do!

In the following blitz game of chess played at ICC, Black has 5 pawns and white has  a single pawn. White has a Knight and Bishop. The best Black can do is hope for a liquidation of all pawns and hope White does not know how to mate with a Bishop and Knight.

So Black will jettison his pawns hoping to lure the White pieces away.  However, given the hemmed in nature of the Black Monarch do you see a quick finish to this blitz game? Black has just played Kh7. Mating in an open board with Knight and Bishop is difficult, but in this position the Black King is already trapped. See if you can find the mate in three.

BTW this post had an 86.5 Flesch Reading Ease Score!! According to Flesch, 86.5 is an easy read! As far as I know the Flesch Score only accounts for things like length of sentence and sentence structure, But NOT spelling.  Very interesting!

This Knight and Bishop Checkmate not too Difficult
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  1. The state of Indiana has an unexpected paucity of titled USCF players and NO IM or GM chess players. Indiana does have one of the better and well-maintained chess blogs in the United States. The Chess Drum maintained by Dr. Daaim Shabazz is a first rate chess resource.
    There is guy who plays a lot of chess in Indiana who writes for the Neatolicious Fun Facts web site who really will bend your ear about the Shannon number which is 1 followed by 120 zeros. This ginormous number is supposed to be the number of possible legal chess games that can be played. And yes they have accounted for the 50 move rule as far as I know.

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