Dominated Bishop

A dominated bishop occurs where the Bishop has no moves that it can make without being captured. Sometimes a Knight dominates a Bishop, although itís more common that a Bishop dominates a Knight. The idea of a dominated bishop is similar to a Smothered Bishop or a Trapped Bishop.

Diagram: Knight Dominates Bishop

Diagram: Bishop Dominates Knight (The Reverse)

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