Bishops v Knights - Utilize Your Imbalance!


In this game an imbalance between Knights and Bishops was created when my opponent swapped off his Bishop for my Knight.

Bishops v Knights

When you have an imbalance of two Bishops against two Knights, the player with the two Bishops should seek to open up the game to create diagonals for his Bishops.

On the other hand, the player with the Knights should seek to keep the game closed and activate his Knights while limiting the range of his opponents Bishops.

My opponent did not do that, so even though my play is not optimal in this game, I was able to win by utilizing my Bishop pair.

Actually, my opponent's blunders were a big help too!

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Jeremy Silman, How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances

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