3. Bishop versus Knight


In the following three positions the white pieces don´t leave their squares, and the black king moves around. Squares marked with a cross are not allowed for the black king.


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Diagram 1: King, a-pawn and bishop versus king


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Diagram 2: King, a-pawn and knight versus king


Diagram 1: With a black king on a yellow square the position is drawn, independent from the right to move. On a light grey square the position is lost, independent from the right to move. On a medium green square the position is of type (+/=), i.e. a nullzug position with advantage for White.


Diagram 2: With a black king on a light grey square the position in won for White, i.e. the position is of type (+/-).


Quintessence: There are no good or bad pieces, there are only won, lost or drawn positions.


Diagram 3: Without light pieces it looks as follows:


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Diagram 3: King and a-pawn versus king


If we compare the positions of diagram 1 and 3 we come to the conclusion: The bishop doesn´t matter!


Fundemental Positions and Color Codes

Farbcode


Color codes for the Representation of Positional Types without taking care of the right to move


List of examples