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Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Complex Minor Piece Endgames - Bishop and Knight vs. Two Knights - Part 3

Opening: B66, A53:

Player(s): Sveshnikov, Pokojowczyk, Sakaev, Galego

This four-part series deals with a difficult subject of complex minor piece endgames. Of all possible configurations with two pieces for each side, only examples of the bishop pair advantage and its applications in endgame play can be found in chess literature. The rest has been largely left ignored. I decided to focus on positions where one side tries to convert an advantage while having Bishop and Knight versus two Knights for the defender.
Video #3 shocks the viewer with a bold statement of a relatively low value of connected passed pawn in such ending. GM Sveshnikov easily saved a bad looking position by forcing the elimination of opponent's pawn by means of a sacrifice.
The second game from this video show the good old decoy plan which went unnoticed by the strong GM Sakaev, who missed a chance to effectively use his king.

Teacher's library (700) B66 A53 Sveshnikov Pokojowczyk Sakaev Galego endgame

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