Sally Simpson: Hi nummerzwei
I was thinking Euwe was speaking in general terms.
I did see 1964 and thought I could use my 5 million game DB. set the search criteria for 1700 - 1964 and see what figures I'd get.
Just did and it's quite interesting.
The Knights beats the Bishop in sole Knight v Bishop endings.
Knight wins = 1824
Bishop wins = 1753
Draws = 2129
Looks like Euwe, nummerzwei and me have just turned everything we thought we knew 'Bishop's are better than Knights' on it's head.
Because before 1964 they weren't.
So just when did we our players lose the ability to handle the Knight v a Bishop.
Or did they get better at using the Bishop?
nummerzwei when the purist appear and start quoting passages from their expensive books or giving a link to some famous game where the Bishop triumphed, you deal with them. I'm off.
If things get sticky give them a quote from some obscure Russsian, (make up the name, spell my name backwards if need be.) if they demand a source, tell them you have just moved house and the book is in a box in the garage. That one always works.