38 ( +1 | -1 ) Actual, it is possible...... but only, how Brunetti has already said, if the inferior part "helps" the two knights.
But because of this, I have a question: What would you do in such a position, having two knights against the bare king ? Would you try to play longer, waiting for the fault of your opponent ? Or would you accept a draw offer by him, thinking that he won't let you put him in mate ever ?
17 ( +1 | -1 ) I had this...in a tournament just a few weeks ago. I tried to explain my opponent that it is a draw but he doesn't believe and we played on. 28 desperate moves later he accepted my draw offer. :)
25 ( +1 | -1 ) Usuallyjust before entering the KNN-K ending there's a draw offer by one of the two players, readily accepted by the other one. There's no point in playing on: if the player in inferiority is so weak to get mated, than he should have lost much earlier :)
18 ( +1 | -1 ) right...alex, but this was a strange guy and we played a strange game in generell and althrough he has about 1800 ELO rating he didn't believe that it was draw. Things happen. Unbelieveable!
22 ( +1 | -1 ) Just an exampleIn the position: w Kg4,Nc5,Ne4,Pb7,Pf2 b Kh7,Bc6,Be5 where I was White vs. master Verrascina, in mutual time trouble I made the horrible blunder 1.f4. He replied ...Bxf4 and we agreed a draw, since in a few moves the subject's endgame will arise.
9 ( +1 | -1 ) Gutschimay you post the whole game? I'd like to see it, to try to understand why he acted like that :)
22 ( +1 | -1 ) alexI would post it, but I can't find it, it doesn't matter, it was a won game for me, quality off, better postion, dangerous attak, but I played too inconsequent (which is perhaps my biggest fault) and so it went that way and he had to be glad to achieve the draw.
71 ( +1 | -1 ) Of course,... there's no need to play such a position further for any side.
But it's interesting, that you can really bother your opponent by playing it longer and longer.
I was on a "road-game" in a league-match, and it appeared, that my higher rated opponent went into that ending, and refused for nearly two hours to accept the draw.
And I'm sure, that he wouldn't have refused, if he wouldn't have been in his own town, only having a way home about ten minutes. :)
Sometimes you're really helpless in such moments, but handling those situations correctly, by calmly playing on, is also a good effect of chess, as it is strenghten your manners and your character in general.