Controversy has long reigned over the relative strengths of the bishop and knight. Stever Mayer uses practical examples to illustrate positions which favour one minor piece over the other and provides a serious analysis of the long-debated topic.
Every chess player has read annotations like “he gave up the bishop for the knight to increase his hold on the centre” or “his miscalculation of the sacrificing the minor exchange led him to an untenable endgame.”
This book lays out the details that permit you to judge if these comments are just annotated blather, or if they are the keys to the kingdom. In every game we play, we have the opportunity to either exchange a bishop for a knight — or not. There is no more detailed guidance than that found here in this book.