Playing with Opposite-Colored Bishops, Part 1 – GM Mihail Marin (iChess Club)

Gain an edge over your opponents by learning an effective opposite-colored bishops strategy in chess endgames.

Opposite Colored Bishops
Opposite-Colored Bishops in Marin-Dreev

Positions in chess with opposite-colored bishops have a reputation for being very drawish. However, as GM Mihail Marin explains in this video, they can lead to fascinating play.

GM Marin starts his 4-part series by analyzing a game he played against the strong opponent Alexey Dreev.

The game reached this position in the diagram. How would you go about this position with White?

GM Marin was able to squeeze out a highly instructive win, which he demonstrates in this video. Be sure to make use of this opposite-colored bishops strategy in chess endgames you find yourself playing.

For those of you serious about improving your bishop play, you can find 9 endgame examples in this study, as well as the PGN for Marin-Dreev (switch between examples at the bottom left of the pgn):

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