Normally, B + N v N is a draw. But black is in trouble because of piece placement.
White to move and mate in 9.
a) 2...Kc8, 3. Bf5#b) 2...Ka8 (only move), 3. Nd8! Kb8, 4. Nxb7! (4. Bxb7?? stalemate)b1) 4...Kc8, 5. Bf5+ Kb8, 6. Nc5 Ka8, 7. Bh3 (waiting move) Kb8, 8. Na6+ Ka8, 9. Bg2#b2) 4...Ka8, 5. Nc5+ Kb8, 6. Bf5! Ka8, 7. Bh3 (waiting move) Kb8, 8. Na6+ Ka8, 9. Bg2#
Be sure to find the main line in addition to the more prosaic wins- in other words, also find black's best moves, too.
This game took place earlier between Webster University Senior Ray Robson & GM Izoria
This was one of the chess problems in the recent Arves Studies Solving Tournament. How does white win this?
Long time commenter Cortex gave me this puzzle here on Susan's site in 2014 or there about as a challenge.
Caruana has just played 64.Bb7??. Can you find the reply Ms. Yifan should have played?
This is among the first ending studies I ever encountered as a teenager decades ago. How does white win?
Yu Yangyi versus Ray Robson (Millionaire Chess 2014)
What can white do with this attack?
It is important that white plays accurately here.
what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]