Sir, that question is almost literally impossible to answer ! It depends tremendously on the position, not to mention personal preferences (and/or playing styles of the players. Some players, in other
Hi Prashant, This all depends on the type of positions you reach in a middle game and what the objectives are. There are positions where each of the three combinations you give could be better.
Hi Prashant. White can force a checkmate with only a king, bishop and a knight. It is a very long and difficult process though. Against the best defense, it takes over 30 moves to accomplish. The
Hi Prashant, This is a good checkmate to know to see how the Bishop and knight can work together, though in 44 years of tournament chess - I've only had in occur once. Therefore, it's extremely rare
Yes, it is certainly possible to checkmate with a bishop and knight, against a lone king, but the process is not easy. It definitely takes practice. And, yes, either piece can give the check(mate)