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Checkmate with 2 Knights? + Giveaway

Checkmate with 2 Knights? + Giveaway

First, I’m very happy to inform you all that the RCA YouTube Channel has crossed more than 64K subscribers. I’d like to take this moment to thank you all for your continuous support! The milestone is something cool because 64 is a pretty ‘chess number’ (yes, 64 squares!). To celebrate this achievement, we’re conducting a nice giveaway.

RCA 64K subscribers Giveaway

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Giveaway winners and prizes

The Giveaway will be open for participation for one week from today (7 April). After one week, out of all those who subscribed to our channel and left a comment below the video, 3 random winners will be chosen and each of them will get a massive $150 USD coupon which can be used to purchase RCA courses. Good luck! 😊

Today we are going to analyse a really interesting endgame, which is two knights against a king. As almost all the chess players in the world know, a king and two knights cannot force checkmate against a lone king. However, we are going to see something almost like that.

It happened in a game played between Sergey Karjakin and Samuel Sevian in the Isle of Man Masters 2018 tournament.

Karjakin vs Sevian

Karjakin Sevian 2 Knights

Black to play

In the above position, Sevian played 52…Nxb2, turning it into a theoretical endgame and he was probably hoping that it’s a draw, even though it turns out that he was a little too optimistic.

There are a couple of tips and tricks that you need to know about this endgame whether you have two knights and trying to win the game, or you are on the defensive side. And that is exactly what I’ve explained in the below video lesson. Watch and learn! 😊

You can download the PGN of this game here – LINK

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I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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