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themadphantom 37 ( +1 | -1 )
I have read a mistake in a chess book In 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.
jean_marc 3 ( +1 | -1 )
:) They assumed the obvious...
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drgandalf 8 ( +1 | -1 )
themadphantom Good show! Maybe that's why the book is entitled, "Chess for Dummies".
themadphantom 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.

Here's me:

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#

It's not very likely, but it's not impossible
tulkos 14 ( +1 | -1 )
It happens. In Yasser seirawans Brilliancies, (one of the best chess books ever written, and dirt cheap) He accidently overlooks a knight in his analysis.
hardcorepawn 9 ( +1 | -1 )
I read an opening book and in one of the lines they have taken the wrong pawn, which is an obvious blunder :)
hardcorepawn 9 ( +1 | -1 )
I read an opening book and in one of the lines they have taken the wrong pawn, which is an obvious blunder :)
jean_marc 13 ( +1 | -1 )
You are truly amazing but little old me could not achieve the stage of enlightenment since I humbly couldn’t figure out were you had placed the King of Darkness…
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jean_marc 31 ( +1 | -1 )
A bird told me that 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)
themadphantom 14 ( +1 | -1 )
jean_marc No one would ever be foolish enough to turn their pawn into a knight, that's right. But it's not against chess rules
atrifix 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Example W: Kd3, Qf1, Bb8
B: Kb2, Pa2, Pb7, Pc2
White moves 1. Qa1+! and if 1... Kxa1 then 2. Kxc2 mates.
atrifix 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Here's a better one W: Kd3, Qf1, Ba7
B: Kb2, Bd7, Pa2, Pc2, Pe5, Pf6, Pg7
Any move here would lose except for 1. Qa1+!, which mates.
hardcorepawn 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Themadphantom There can be cases when turning a pawn into a knight is the winning move, for example when a queen or a rook would stalemate.
themadphantom 11 ( +1 | -1 )
not only stalemate Once I played against a computer, and it turned a pawn into a knight which was a checkmating move.
drgandalf 31 ( +1 | -1 )
themadphantom I 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.
themadphantom 1 ( +1 | -1 )
themadphantom thank you:)