Sunday, April 22, 2012
If you look at Fischer's games you'll notice how well he played in Bishop vs. Knight situations. Here's super GM Sergey Karjakin handling the same type of position. Note White has two pawns on light squares, b3 and e4, targets for the Bishop. Also White must defend two invasion points for the Black King, b4 and d4. But it appears White might be able to defend. But Karjakin shows great technique in forcing the win. One way to improve in the endgame is to study closely endgames like this, then set up the position versus a computer and try to do it yourself. You may have to restart a couple of times to get it done. But when you do succeed it's very satisfying. And later, in games of your own, you win positions like this.
Notes by GM Karsten Mueller for Chessbase.com