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roland_l 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Bishop and Knight vs. Rook endings Okay, so several times as of late in OTB play, I've done well enough in the middlegame to end up with the Bishop and Knight vs rook endame ... superior for me, yet keep 'blowing' it.

Any advice and or instructional websites that anyone could suggest? Thanks.
bogg 23 ( +1 | -1 )
roland_l Unless you have pawns on the board it should be a draw. Unless you have an advantage other than B+N vs. R it should be a draw. Two pieces for a rook is a middlegame advantage, the fewer pieces on the board the stronger the rook gets.
fabian 51 ( +1 | -1 )
depends.. yes like bogg

i just looked on the board..

you cant force mate there. ..if you exchange rook versus one piece you end up in draw because too lesse matrial.. and with cant use force "Zugzwang" because the other playes has a piece..
..unless the king gets in the corner and is enclosed by the oppents king (orand its own piece) and be set to mate there.. its a draw.. maybe that position can occur in the endgame if you get yout last pawn to promote to knight (or bishop) because otherwise its stalemate ?