View Poll Results: Have you ever had the majority in a BNK v. K ending?

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Thread: K v B|N|K

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    K v B|N|K

    Have you ever had the majority in a BNK v. K ending?
    Those that vote yes are invited to say how many times in how many years (or games) of competitive chess.
    Last edited by Basil; 24-09-2007 at 09:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Thanks for linking, Jon. I recall it was a recent discussion, and that was my primary motivation in raising Silman's claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Have you ever had the majority in a BNK v. K ending?
    No.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Those that vote yes are invited to say how many times
    Zero, one, or every time.

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    i had in once in a non tourney game...i told my opponent that i didnt know how to do it but he just resigned away because he had 'lost'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intuition
    i had in once in a non tourney game...i told my opponent that i didnt know how to do it but he just resigned away because he had 'lost'
    See? Silman was right Just kidding.
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    I voted Yes. As noted on the other thread, I've had it once and also been on the other side once.

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    we should have as part of the login process here a K v B|N|K simulator so that we are required to effect mate on it before we are allowed to post





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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectic
    we should have as part of the login process here a K v B|N|K simulator so that we are required to effect mate on it before we are allowed to post





    lol..i think we should start with being able to mate with K and Q v K first ... that would wipe out a fair few users alone i think ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intuition
    lol..i think we should start with being able to mate with K and Q v K first ... that would wipe out a fair few users alone i think ...
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    We need more people who don't know how to do it to post, so that I can add your name in the list. That way I'll know who I can simplify into a draw against in desparation


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    i've made and uploaded a shot of the settings for the games filter in chessbase needed to find pure K v K|B|N endgames
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    No in 350 competitive games over 7 years. I have been in a N+B+4P v 5P ending but my opponent didn't play for many moves and it never looked like becoming a pawnless affair.

    I have a vague feeling that I might have faced it at the board at some time. Either in friendly or in rapid or blitz. But I think it would have been last century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    As noted in the thread Jono cited, I have now had the BN (and no pawns either side)majority once in over 800 competitive games over 40 years. I have a 100% record!
    Last edited by Adamski; 08-10-2008 at 09:58 PM.
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    Progress report

    I see after my vote the score is 10 have not had the B and N majority and only 5 have. There must be more votes to come in!
    (K)Night all!
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