Two Knights v. Lone King:
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Other Stalemate Situations
Two Knights v. Lone King
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Other Stalemate Situations - Teaser - Two Knights v. Lone KingIn this example, we see how, even supported by their King, Two Knights CANNOT Checkmate a lone King.

The red arrows highlight how tantalizingly close the three Black Pieces can get to coordinating themselves against the lone enemy King ... they just CANNOT land that killer blow for Checkmate.

The result will be a Draw, most likely by accepted offer.

This is an example of why some value Bishops slightly more than Knights...

While both the Knights and Bishops each have a relative value of 3 points, when it comes to the Endgame Stage, Two Knights are considered less significant than Two Bishops.

As the following video and ChessFlash player show, it's more-or-less because two Knights, even when backed by their King, aren't capable of defeating a solitary King, the so-called "Lone King".

Other Stalemate Situations
Two Knights v. Lone King
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Other Stalemate Situations
Two Knights v. Lone King
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