Boroljub ZlatanovicSample pages (pdf)
Bishop or knight? An eternal dilemma! Bobby Fischer would likely vote for the bishop. Other authorities like Aron Nimzowitsch would prefer the knight. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Of course, it is clear a bishop usually dominates in open positions while the knight should be preferred in blocked positions. But what does that "usually" mean? Are there exceptions?
The pawn structure definitely determines the minor pieces' prospects, and it is extremely important to predict the future properties of the pawn structure early in the game. Nowadays it is not enough to start thinking about the endgame in the middlegame. Today's masters begin their opening strategy based on the arising endgames! Knowing the arising endings may give you some advantage even if the opponent obtained some initiative as was often demonstrated by Tigran Petrosian.
By studying this book you should discover many properties regarding the combat between the bishop and knight which will open new horizons in your chess understanding.
In this book (Volume 1) I will present direct combat between the bishop and the knight. In Volume 2 the story will develop with more complex battles as other pieces will be added. There will be sections with rooks and queens added where either the knight or bishop will be superior.
Published 2021, softback, 230 pages.