2 Bishops Mate
This post is for anyone learning/having trouble with the 2 Bishops checkmate. I will teach you an easy method of forcing the king to retreat to the edge of the board to be checkmated. There is a simple pattern you have to learn that once learned, allows you to exhibit your technical endgame prowess by instantly blitzing out the moves to force a win. Lets start with the typical endgame position. This is the fastest way to win according to Nalimov Tablebase.
Now lets take a look at my method. Slightly slower, true, but much easier to master, and honestly, does it matter if you win in 17 or 20? 25 even? If you win the endgame easily and effortlessly then you have accomplished your goal. I will now proceed to explain the method that I use. Please go through the moves SLOWLY and watch for the pattern that develops.
Thanks for reading,