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  1.  ��Mastering Bishops Is Crucial to Understanding Chess Technique
  2.  When employed effectively, bishops can be quite strong. In many positions, a bishop can prove to be significantly stronger than the other minor piece, the knight.
  4.  Bishops Like Open Diagonals
  5.  Open positions, exactly where pawns especially central pawns have been traded, have a tendency to boost a bishop's possible. Spot bishops on open diagonals, where they can exert handle more than as a lot of spaces as attainable.
  6.  The illustration comes about in a variation of the Danish Gambit the moves played had been 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2. The letter/quantity combinations here represent positions of pieces on the chessboard as nicely as the distinct moves a player makes with these pieces. For example, the capital "B" stands for the "bishop" piece, the lowercase letter-and-quantity combinations, such as "e4," represent the positions of the pieces on the board, and the "x" shows that a piece has captured an opposing piece by moving into a particular spot on the board. In this case, white has sacrificed two pawns�but has compensation due to the two quite sturdy bishops he has developed even though Black was busy taking pawns.
  7.  While opening theory says that the position above favors Black two pawns is a small also much material to give up, even given White's huge lead in development White's bishops are unsafe attackers thanks to the long, open diagonals it really is been placed on. Black must defend accurately to retain his advantage.
  9.  Excellent and Undesirable Bishops
  10.  Bishops can be classified as "excellent" or "undesirable" based on their partnership with their pawns.
  11.  If most of your pawns particularly the central pawns are on the exact same color squares as one particular of your bishops, that bishop is considered a "bad" bishop. Similarly, a bishop that does not share the same colour as most of your pawns is regarded as a "excellent" bishop.
  12.  In the illustration, both players control a light-squared bishop. As White's pawns are on dark squares, his bishop is excellent. Black's pawns reside on the very same light-colored squares that his bishop moves on, generating his bishop poor.
  13.  Although these names are commonly employed, they do not necessarily reflect how powerful a bishop may well be in a given position they are simply a way of describing the piece. That said, great bishops are typically a lot more advantageous than negative ones. Excellent bishops have more freedom of movement, and manage squares that their allied pawns can't. Conversely, "bad" bishops can often be beneficial, as they and their pawns can defend every other.
  15.  Active Bishops
  16.  A bishop that is outside of its pawn chain is an active bishop. Active bishops have greater freedom and are typically greater placed than those still trapped inside the pawn chain. Either "good" or "undesirable" bishops can be active.
  17.  In the illustration, both White and Black have created their bishops active by developing them outside of their respective pawn chains. Notice that even though Black's bishop is technically "negative," it has taken a robust post at d4 and has lots of scope for movement.
  19.  Bishops of Opposite Colors
  20.  Simply because bishops are forced to stay on squares of a single color, they have some fascinating properties that set them apart from other pieces. For instance, each sides might be left with just 1 bishop with a single side retaining its light-squared bishop, while the opponent has his dark-squared bishop.
  21.  In the middlegame, these opposite-colored bishops can become strong attacking weapons. As neither bishop can straight confront the other, it is difficult to use them in defense when the other player's bishop is attacking. In this sense, possessing bishops of opposite colors gives the attacking player a material advantage.
  22.  In the endgame, opposite-colored bishops have a tendency to benefit the weaker side. Usually, it is possible and often fairly simple to safe a draw when losing by a pawn or even two in an opposite-colored bishop endgame. The defending side can set up a blockade on the squares patrolled by its bishop, and the stronger side can not use its bishop to break this defense.
  23.  In the illustration, Black is ahead by a pawn�and appears to be quite close to advertising his pawn. However, the presence of opposite-colored bishops makes this an straightforward draw for White. Black can not eliminate the White bishop from the a1-h8 diagonal, nor can Black's bishop block the diagonal to help his pawn promote. If Black ever attempts to market the pawn, White can capture the pawn with his bishop even if the bishop is lost, the game will be a draw, as Black can't force checkmate with just a king and bishop.
  25.  Bishops in the Endgame
  27.  Bishops are strongest in endgames with pawns remaining on both sides of the board. This circumstance makes it possible for them to use their extended-variety capability to its fullest�and minimizes the handicap of only getting in a position to access one particular colour of squares. This is contrasted with the other minor piece, the knight, which excels in endgames where all the pawns stay on one particular wing because it can cover squares of each colors.
  28.  In the illustration, the White bishop is using its lengthy-range abilities to its complete potential. While Black has five connected passed pawns, the White bishop stops all of them by controlling the lengthy diagonal. White will win easily by promoting its only remaining pawn.
  30.  Bishops in the Endgame: The Incorrect-Colored Bishop
  31.  Sometimes, even getting an further bishop and pawn is not enough to win in an endgame. http://pikfu.net/ikuti-strategi-poker-berikut-untuk-memenangkan-taruhan-beruntun/ �This happens when the pawn is a rook pawn meaning it is on either the a or h file and the bishop is not on the identical color as the square on which that pawn would promote.
  32.  The diagram above illustrates this kind of endgame. White's pawn on a7 would like to promote to a queen on a8, a light square. Regrettably, White only controls a dark-squared bishop, making it not possible for the bishop to assist protect a8�or drive the Black king away from there. Even though it is White's move, there is no way to make progress either White could move his king away and allow Black to shuffle his king among a8 and b7, or White can play a bishop move and stalemate Black's king.