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Nice article. Once my woodpecker training will ovder I will work on endgame skills. Right now I am working on openings, middlegames, and tactics so no time to work on a lot endgames.
For me opposition is a nightmare to understand.
I know essential checkmates and I know queen vs pawn win or drawing side. I know bishop and wrong coloured pawn concepts, I know most of the basics ones but I am trying my best but unable to understand opposition in depth. If it's basic one I can handle it but distant and virtual is tough.
Take a look at this position. I saw it tried to understood it but then failed to execute this plan in other positions.
This was a very nice and motivational article. His mentioning GM's who forgot how to mate with Bishop & Knight is no joke. The following video made me a bit sad, but shows that we are all human and even the best of us can forget techniques if we have not used them in a long time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFF5ibgB6eA
After watching that video I somehow felt compelled to practice this mating technique again and again. I even discovered an alternative method I never heard of before called the Delétang's Triangular Method, which is quite interesting but I prefer the traditional way. :-)
cool, yeah the issue comes when rare positions comes on the board. For example bishop and knight mate is tough even for gms who rarely see it. I have my own idea of final mating technique. In some video People call it W maneuver technique but I call it ( I then V then N then W), once you place the final maneuver on the board it will look like the same I shared. So this way I remembered this bishop and knight endgame pattern . I also remembered where magnus was struggling to mate in blitz against a rook and it was I think second rank or third rank defense. So, yeah this is tough if its not regular. Even in case of openings, those who are common online I do great against them but in case of rare openings such as Jobava line my ideas are blurry because I rarely face it.
Delétang's Triangular Method? :)
What's that? :)
Kevin do you know the joke?
One couldn't checkmate his opponent with Bishop and Knight. At the end of the game, the arbiter came and asked "How you couldn't checkmate?".
The guy answers - "My opponent was defending very well" :D :D :D