37 ( +1 | -1 ) I have read a mistake in a chess bookIn Chess for Dummies, it says:
It is impossible to give checkmate if you only have a bishop and a king. Go ahead, take out your board and try it. If you can do it, you'll become world famous.
That's not word for word quote, but I have the book and can look up the page. It is impossible ONLY IF THE OPPONENT HAS NOTHING BUT A KING but I've done it before( after trying) if the king has a couple pawns.
36 ( +1 | -1 ) Here it is:pg 22: The bishop is called a minor piece because you cannot deliver checkmate with just a king and bishop. Go ahead, set up a board and try it. If you can do it, you'll become world famous, and i'll include you in the next edition.
Set up this position: White bishop:on e3
White king: on d1
black pawns: on b4 and a2
1)Kc1 b3 2)Kd1 b2 3)Kc2 b1( and turns into a knight) 4)Bd4+ Nc3 5)Bxc3#
31 ( +1 | -1 ) A bird told methat the Black king awaited his faith in a1… but the same piece of flying meat also preached that playing against a somewhat good chess player under those conditions would probably result in a victory for the dark forces b1 (turns into a beautiful queen)
14 ( +1 | -1 ) jean_marcNo one would ever be foolish enough to turn their pawn into a knight, that's right. But it's not against chess rules
6 ( +1 | -1 ) ExampleW: Kd3, Qf1, Bb8 B: Kb2, Pa2, Pb7, Pc2 White moves 1. Qa1+! and if 1... Kxa1 then 2. Kxc2 mates.
7 ( +1 | -1 ) Here's a better oneW: Kd3, Qf1, Ba7 B: Kb2, Bd7, Pa2, Pc2, Pe5, Pf6, Pg7 Any move here would lose except for 1. Qa1+!, which mates.
15 ( +1 | -1 ) ThemadphantomThere can be cases when turning a pawn into a knight is the winning move, for example when a queen or a rook would stalemate.
11 ( +1 | -1 ) not only stalemateOnce I played against a computer, and it turned a pawn into a knight which was a checkmating move.
31 ( +1 | -1 ) themadphantomI think you have contributed to our chess knowledge, even if in a minor degree. You should endeavor to have your finding published in a chess journal. Every country has one. believe a publisher would have interest.
I generally reward someone who is the first to discover an error in one of my authored books.