Chess/The Endgame/Endings with 3+ Minor Pieces

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Endgames with multiple minor pieces are rare and pretty easy to win.

(With the exception of 3 bishops which are all the same color)

Three knights[edit | edit source]

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Three knights, white to move

The general strategy is to take squares away from the king, push the king to the edge, and then checkmate. When two knights are protecting each other there's a nice 3 square wall.

1. Kf3, Kc3?, 2. Nd3, Kd4, 3. Kf4 (Only 1 move!), Kc3, 4. Ke3, Kb3, (There's going to be a wall) 5. Kd2, Ka3, 6. Kc1, Kb3, 7. Nd5!, Ka3?, 8. Kb1! (the king is already contained, no need to push to the corner), Kb3, 9. Nc5+, Ka3, 10. Nc4#