Bishop + Knight Mate Simplified | Principles of Chess Endgames | GM Naroditsky

00:10 Intro
01:00 Phase 1
06:10 W Pattern
11:48 Common Mistakes

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88 Comments

  1. Can you do queen vs rook endgame where white starts on the 1st rank, black king in the center?

  2. This playlist is completely amazing! Found this Channel thanks to Gotham, subscribed and now I am watching pretty much everything there is in the Channel

  3. I am 2500 and don't know the Bishop and Knight mate

  4. This 25 minutes video was better than any other resources on B+N checkmate

  5. Me: "I'm a 1,000 rated player who keeps making draws with knight and bishop"… Watches video, then turns back to my opponent "Let's just call it a draw, Okay?"

  6. Thank u so much for this amazing video dayna. I hope to watch queen vs rook endgame technique.

  7. The video helped me mate with knight, bishop, and rook (against knight and bishop.)

  8. first time I understand thank you !! best explanation ! you make it easy to get

  9. the "2-W strat": wait and wedge
    the path the 2 kings and the knight make also kinda resembles the South Korean Won Sign.

  10. herc: Hey yo! Whered you get that sideways W? I see all the boys out there, they got the W's with the points on the side. I go in the city stores, they only got the W's with the points on the top and bottom.

    spider: Nah, its the same. just turn it sideways on the board.

  11. Me as a 600: hmmm interesting

    Then immediately blundering my queen

  12. Can't believe this content is free! Thank you so much

  13. Thank you very much Daniel. Your explanation was perfect, really nice guide.

  14. I used to do the Be4 Nc4 method but this is so much easier

  15. am I retarded for it literally taking hours to be able to actually apply it, I understand but just cant properly apply it in practice

  16. Thank you for the very instructive video on this topic – from this video and some practice – I know can do the checkmate(done in under 3 minutes once!)

  17. I've had 1 game reach this position (which I drew because I couldn't mate) and 6 or 7 almost reach it (had an extra pawn which I just queened). Finally.

  18. at 12:32 you actually can go Nc5 right away, because there is still a way to force the king towards the corner, BUT there is a trap:
    If you go Nc5 right away, the black king goes to c8 (only move), then you go Be4
    1. if black goes Kd8 you play Bc6, he is forced to play Kc8, the you go Bd7+, if black goes Kd8, you go Ne6#, a checkmate position that can’t be forced
    If instead if Kd8 he went Kb8, there is a sequence of forced mate witch is easy to find
    2. If black goes Kb8 right after Be4, you still can drive the king to the corner by getting the opposition and easily checkmating

  19. Thanks for this video, well explained! I just had this mate in my game today, and managed to win 🙂

  20. Great video!
    Will you be making a video on 2 bishops mate?

  21. a varients chess player 64board brought me here, i never knew the mate was so simple and the way you can catch the king if it runs away is just beautiful.

  22. A million times easier than the triangle method.

  23. You’ll hardly ever get to use this mate in your entire career. Maybe 1 in 5000 games will end up like this. And the worst that could happen if you don’t know how to mate is to get a draw. So you can blunder a piece and pretend that you were tired and didn’t see it. Saves both the embarassment of not knowing how to mate and the effort of learning it.

  24. What if king goes to b7 at 13:33? If I cover a6 with the Bd3 then he just goes down the c6, and if I check him on b7 with Kc5, he drops down to b6…

  25. This is a great explanation. However, I feel these mates should be practiced, and explained, backwards. That is, get the mating position ready and show the configuration. Then go back to the previous step of getting the defending king in mating position from the first rank, say. Then, go back to where the defending king is in the wrong corner (apply the W). Then, work your way to the center of the board (get minors in position, then the previous techniques of shouldering the king, mediated/assisted opposition, knight guarding). I think that works for me and I hope it is helpful to other people. If not, just ignore!

  26. i think the next video in this series is overdue

  27. "There's only one airport, you need to shut the airport down" I'm getting the image of Danya as an all-knowing evil dictator slowly quelling a rebellion with his chess genius.

  28. Great explanation ~ A good tip is, instead of "working backwards to construct the W" 7:40,

    Something that's also easy to remember: if it's a dark-squared bishop, then the Knight is on the 7th rank going along the dark squares. If it's a light-squared bishop, the Knight is on the 7th rank going along the light squares.

  29. I think queen vs rook endgame is a very important one to learn, because a lot of high rated chess players don't know. This endgame is very complex.

  30. You can also check mate with the knight as well as the bishop.

  31. One suggestion I would make is for how to remember where the W starts. Instead of diagonal from the mating square (which seems arbitrary), you can deduce it with the logic that the knight needs to be able to control the "wrong corner" (because the bishop cannot). This way, you know exactly where the starting square of the W is and do not even need to back it out.

  32. Excellent lesson!!!
    Probably the best in Youtube❤️

  33. at 11:12 We are challenged to find a "mate in two." I racked my brains and couldn't find it. Then at 11:30 our GM demonstrates a mate in THREE. Such imprecision is poor pedagogy: if we are promised X, you should deliver X, not Y.

  34. I never thought I would be able to learn this. Jeremy Silman has a whole book on endgames and says that B+N mate isn't even worth learning its so hard and rare, so I thought it was almost impossible to learn! I've done it several times now and only had to re-watch the video 2 or 3 times. Amazing lesson!

  35. I studied&practiced this mate for fun, and I can blitz it out in almost-optimal play

    I think you're over-complicating phase 1 of pushing K to an edge; here's a simple life-hack: set up your B&N a diagonal square from each in the center (doesn't have to be center 4 squares; can be a few squares away if the pieces get there faster, w/ the B closer to opponent's K, such that they co-ordinate perfectly to guard a force-field of squares, then you can use K+opposition to force opponent's K towards a corner

  36. 12:35 just as you can wait w/ B before Nc5, you can Nc5 before you wait w/ B

  37. Same as everyone else: Will I ever use this? Probably not. Do a feel like a leved up chess player by knowing it and beating stockfish with it? Absolutely.

  38. Very late to the video but at 7:52 shouldn’t the W start on c2 not b2 when getting the king from a1 to h1?

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