Checkmate with Knight & Bishop #1: Chess Endgame Strategy, Moves & Tricks to Win Fast | Puzzle

Checkmate with Knight & Bishop #1: Chess Endgame Strategy, Moves & Tricks to Win Fast | Puzzle


Hello Chess Friends, I am Jeetendra Advani. And Welcome to Chess Talk. In today’s chess video, I am going to show
you how to Win an endgame when you have a king, a bishop & a knight versus your opponent’s
lonely king. You need to watch this till the end because
I also have a really interesting chess Puzzle for you all. Let’s see if you can solve that. So without further ado, let’s get started. When we talk about a bishop and knight endgame,
you need to focus on 2 important ideas in chess: the idea of restriction and the idea
of piece co-ordination. You really need to understand these concepts
because these will help you, not only in this type of endgame, but in every aspect of chess. There have been several instances where a
lot of strong chess players didn’t know how to convert this position into a win and the
game ended in a draw. There are also some people who think that such a checkmate is not at all possible. But they are wrong. It’s a little difficult, I admit, but not impossible. In this video, I will show you a simple step-by-step method to achieve this checkmate. So let’s break it down. There are 3 key steps to achieve this checkmate. First, you need to bring your pieces to the
center regardless of where your opponent’s king moves. Number 2 would be to force the opponent’s
king to any edge of the board. And three, would be to checkmate your opponent
in a corner. That’s simple, isn’t it? Well, there are some nuances to this but broadly,
these are the 3 basic steps you need to follow. You also need to keep in mind that you have
50 moves within which you need to checkmate your opponent. If you want to know more about the 50 move
rule, you can check out my ‘How to Play Chess’ video. I have linked it in the I button above. So let’s start. Our first aim is to bring all our pieces in
the center. Let’s begin with our king, moving it closer
to the center. Let’s say black stops our king from advancing
further. Now the best way to respond to such a move
would be to bring your bishop in between both the kings. Notice how the bishop blocks both these squares
and forces the king to retreat. You can remember this pattern. Whenever the kings are facing each other like
this and you want to push your opponent’s king back, you can simply bring your bishop
in between. Now you can continue to advance your king. Black might want to stay in the center like
this. If you evaluate the moves you have got in
this position, then you will see that If you move your bishop like this, then the king
can run away in this direction. So it’s better to bring all your pieces into
play by advancing your knight. Notice how you are blocking off this king
from running away. Let’s say now the king moves over here. We can simply take control of the center by
moving our king like this. Now your opponent can go 2 ways. If he goes this side, then we will push him
on this edge. And if he goes this side, then we will drive
him towards this edge. So he brings his king here and we also move
our king like this to stop him from escaping this way. He keeps his king closer to the center and
then our bishop simply takes over the center. Our first step is now complete. In just 7 moves, we have taken control of
the center with all our pieces working in a co-ordinated way. As you saw, this is quite simple. There is no fixed way of doing this. You just need to play some basic moves to
achieve this position.Okay, now before moving onto step 2, I would like to remind that if
you want to learn more about chess and become a Better Chess player, then you need to hit
that Red Subscribe Button right now. And don’t forget to press the bell so that
you get instant updates from our channel. Now let’s move to step 2. After black moves, our objective is to push
the opponent’s king to an edge of the board. How do we that? Just start with a simple question. Ask yourself where will your opponent move
to stay close to the center. Well, in this position, black would want to
move here to stay close to the center. Right? So we basically need to block this square
without giving away other squares close to the center. A simple way to achieve this would be bishop
to d5. It’s the same pattern I showed you earlier. The king will have to go back. We can advance our king further like this
and let’s say black moves sideways. Now comes the tricky part. How do you drag your opponent back further? In this position, you need to ask yourself
the same question. Where can your opponent move to stay close
to the center? In this position, black has 2 options. If he moves this way, then you can simply
follow the same pattern of bringing your bishop in between and forcing the king back. But what if black plans to run away from this
side. You need to prevent that from happening. Your knight is not doing much at the moment
so lets bring it into the game. Here, I want to make you understand another
useful pattern in which your bishop and knight co-ordinate. Let’s play knight to d2 first and the black
king is trying to run away as expected. Now here comes the beautiful pattern I was
talking about. Knight to c4. Just look at how effectively both these pieces
are creating a wall blocking the king from escaping. The white bishop is controlling the light
squares and this knight is controlling the dark squares. Whenever you place your knight and bishop
diagonally close to each other like this, they will be most effective. So just remember this pattern, it will really
help you when you are stuck in games like these. Now black really has only one choice and that
is coming back to the middle. If you ask yourself now, black has these two
squares to stay close to the center so we need to block these off. King to f6 would be a good move because it
will cut off this square. Now the king avoiding the edge, moves back
in this direction. Black is left with this square, let’s take
it away. Our bishop and knight are placed perfectly
so let’s bring our king one step closer to block off this square. The black king has to retreat and we have
got the king on the edge of the board. Congratulations, that’s step 2 complete. It took us about 13 moves to reach this position. Okay, now before moving onto step 3, you need
to remember one important principle. In a bishop and knight endgame such as this,
you can only checkmate your opponent’s king in a corner which is of the same color as
your bishop. Which means that if you have a white bishop,
then you can mate your opponent on any of these light colored squares only and if you
have a black bishop, then you can mate your opponent on any of these dark colored squares
only. Seems clear, let’s move ahead. You know now that we have to push the king
to the light squared corner, so it’s quite straightforward. I will make a separate video to show you what
to do if your opponent runs away with his king to a corner which is not the same color
as your bishop. So stay tuned for that. For the moment, let’s concentrate on this
game. Well, which square should you control now? This one, right? You want to keep this king on the edge of
the board. So let’s play king to d6. You might think that what if this king tries
to run away from here. Don’t worry. If he moves his king like this, we just need
to block off this square. So what should we do? Yes, it’s bishop to f7. King goes back and
now we need to bring our pieces a little closer. Black might think of escaping from here. So let’s block off this square by moving our
knight here. If the king goes towards this corner, he makes
things easy for us. So he will try to move towards this side. We need to block this square so we simply
check with our knight. King comes back. We defend this knight with our king. Black has only one legal move. We also move our king defending this square,
preventing black from running away. And if the king goes back, can you see what
can be done to take away this square? Yes, just simply check the king with your
bishop. Black has only one legal move so he moves
back. In this way, we have reached an ideal position. This is the position you should always be
aiming for in a bishop and knight endgame. You might ask What’s special about this position? For starters, you have the king in the correct
corner and we have restricted him to these 2 squares only. Your king is defending these 3 squares and
your bishop is controlling this square. So we formed a cage to trap the black king. Now let’s move our knight since it is free. King moves to the corner. Now the technique will be to check the king
with the knight first and then finally checkmate in the corner with the bishop. But here comes the tricky part. Don’t play knight to a6 just yet otherwise
it will be a stalemate. We need to play a waiting move with our bishop
keeping him on this diagonal. So let’s play bishop d7. And now when the king moves, we give a check
with our knight and then finally checkmate with our bishop. It is a mate in 24 moves. This is a systematic approach to checkmate
with a knight and a bishop. The most important points that you need to
remember are these bishop moves to push the king back. Another one is the co-ordination between your
bishop and knight to create a wall to lock your opponent’s king like this. The concept of taking away squares to restrict
your opponent and finally, playing waiting moves with your bishop to avoid stalemate. I will release a second Part of this video
which will cover the steps to drag your opponent out of the wrong corner. That’s a very important technique you need
to master so don’t forget to watch that. Okay, so It’s puzzle time. But Before moving onto today’s chess puzzle,
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100 thoughts on “Checkmate with Knight & Bishop #1: Chess Endgame Strategy, Moves & Tricks to Win Fast | Puzzle

  1. Puzzle's solution:
    First, move the rook to b6. If he tries to capture your rook with pawn, move your pawn forward and make a queen. If he tries to capture the pawn with knight, capture the knight back with rook. Either way, the game is in white's side.

    If he does neither, he do not have any efficient move to play. If he moves his king, move your rook to c6 and attack the knight. After it moves attack the pawn and capture it. If moves his knight in either a4 or d7 and attacks your rook, then move rook to b7 and attack his pawn. He would be unable to defend it. Then proceed the pawn forward and make a 'happy queen'.
    White wins…..

  2. Where is the video that show us what to do if my opponent runs away with his/her king to a corner which is not of the same colour as my bishop?

  3. I think white rook to b7. Then will come 3 options:
    1. Knight will take rook. Then we'll capture knight with white pawn promote to queen.
    2. Knight will take white pawn. Then we'll capture the black pawn and the knight then cannot move, because then king will be captured. So knight won't move and we can simply capture knight with rook.
    3. Knight won't capture anything. Then we'll save our rook by playing rook to a7 and capturing the pawn and we have advantage.

  4. Firstly take a waiting move by rook by playing rook on b4 after night takes pound on a6 we play rook to b7 now the black cannot protect pound and rook eats pound and it's a draw or win by white if white plays good.Thanks.

  5. What should we do when the black king move towards the corners of the white Bishop's opposite square

  6. Move king to a2 then if he became greedy and take your rook then take his knight and simply by killing black's pawn by moving the king forward you can get a queen and mate. But if he takes your pawn with his knight you can simply move rook to b2 blocking black's king at edge then you can simply checkmate with rook and king, knight would not hurt you much in rook king's checkmate.
    THANKYOU.

  7. Move to rook b6 is the best one. If the black becomes greedy and takes our rook with pawn ; then it's a blunder…!!!! White can push his pawn and have a promoted queen and there's no way to stop it. Now, if black doesn't takes our rook, then rook c6 is the deadly move for white. Black is left with no option but knight a4. After that white will go with rook c7 attacking on black's pawn. Black will go with knight c5 but its too late. White will capture black's pawn and its clear win for white.

  8. Rb7 is good move but knight will cut the pawn
    I think Rb6 is better because if he cuts it pawn will be promonted to queen and easily we can win
    If he didnot take then king takes part to promote the pawn to queen by attacking in kg5 and Rc3

  9. I'm playing against Stockfish for 1 week now, to learn this endgame. So far the engine escaped every time, it's so frustrating I can only do 2 or 3 attempts per day.

  10. Rb6 is the best move, then if Black King moved can go Rc6, if Black Knight moved then Rb7.

    Rb7 is second best. Either way will win anyway.

  11. White Black
    Rb6 PxR
    Then
    a7 andno one can stop the pawn
    And if Kd2
    Then Rook to c6 bad after the Knight moves we can easily take the pawn on a7 by moving the rook to c7 and if he give cheak with knight then we will first move the king and then after we will play Rc7 to take pawn

  12. Hey bro when are you going to upload another video? I became the best player in my school because of your videos. And the last video you uploaded was in February, it’s May now! When are you going to upload a new video?

  13. I have a question…. in a 50 move rule, does this rule only include the move of the single player or both the player and the opponent?
    If the move of a single player that makes 1 move and if the player and the oppent then its 2 moves …. so which one is it?

  14. The Rook to B6. If black plays to save his pieces, he may try a check by moving Knight to B3. White responds King to B2 (not A2 or B1 as the Knight can move to C1 or D2 respectively and provide check again!). Try to avoid providing knight checks. The Knight will retreat to save pieces to C5 to set up a check fork on the next move. King moves to A3 to avoid this. Black is faced with a problem. To capture the rook and free the pawn to promote or to capture the pawn losing both pieces and the game via King and Rook standard mating patterns. If I were black, depending on who I was playing, either resign or try for the 50 move draw. Against the video author – resign since he will not take 50 moves to mate me. Against the people I play with at work – try for the 50 since they do not know about opposition and will just check with the rook. If black plays to eliminate white's pieces he loses either way. Knight captures pawn, Rook captures Knight, Black King moves, Rook captures Pawn and it is over. If Pawn captures Rook, Pawn to A7 and the knight can not get into position to stop the queening. This is where the desperate knight checks from the first line come in. Black has no choice but to try for this to keep the pawn from promoting on the next white move. White to B2 to stop the knight checks and after black moves the pawn promotes.

  15. 1.Rb6 ab6 2.a7 and pawn is promoting into a queen 1. … Kd7 2.Rc6 Nd4 3.Rc7 and the pawn is gone.

  16. Thanks for this trick sir,
    But please also do explain how to save ourselves from those 3!
    I mean, in the same game, if we are black than how can we draw the match?

  17. Can we win with knight,rock and king?
    I have play with that but we draw.Please help me ._.

    Btw I already followed you 😋

  18. Thanks for this….today i had to draw a match cuz i didn't know how to checkmate with a knight and a bishop

  19. Move rook to b6 if a7 captures b6 promote the pawn if not stay in b6 horizontal line and move the king further

  20. Puzzle
    1st Rb6 if black captures rook with the pawn then we move pawn forward. If black checks us with Nb3 then Ka2. Black checks us again, Ka3. Now, black can't check us and can't stop our pawn from promoting to queen. It's more likely for white to win the game.

  21. Puzzle's solution:
    First, move rook to b6. If he tries to capture you rook with pawn, move your pawn forward to make a queen. If he
    tries to capture the pawn with knight, capture knight back with rook. Either way, the game is in white's side.

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