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 🙂 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!