Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bishop Pair

The Bishop is an attacking piece and when both colour Bishops get together, it forms an effective unit in both offense and defense.

This is referred to as having the Double bishop advantage and if the centre is open or semi-open it is even more formidable.

2 Instructive wins on this topic: Capablanca & Kramnik
Check an excellent example online here
View this great video on the power of Bishop Pair
Another good example from Georgi Orlov

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