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Last updated on 4/1/08, 7:15 AM.
Patzer (alternately patser) is a derogatory description, connoting someone whose chess abilities are minimal. The term is drawn from the German word for bungler, or maladept.
A patzer may be a beginning chess player, or someone whose play appears to be stuck at the beginning level. Yet the term is also relative: a resounding defeat may be said to make a player of any level "look like a patzer".
I have lived in Germany for 14 years now and am fluent and "patzer" translates to nothing more than "blunder" or "mistake"
Is there a Patzer Chess club?
...And the surname of Marco Patzer, giant of the Schleswig-Holstein U18 matches. Check out especially his game against his arch-nemesis Malte Ibs, in which he misses checkmate on the second move:
"A dubious king sacrifice" lol.
He also misses checkmate when he agrees to the draw. 20...Bh4#
One thing. Don't diss SOMEPATZER!!!!!! !!!!!
LOL This is almost better than horrible beer reviews.
Patzer missed 17 checkmates in a 20 move game.From move 2 to move 4: Qh4#From move 7 to move 20: Bh4#
Only in the 1st, 5th and 6th move, a checkmate in 1 wasn't possible.
No wonder the word "Patzer" is a synonym to a poor chess player, hahah.
patzer and proud of it - that's why its in my name! I know players under 2000 even 1500 who really fancy themselves as great players- the reality iS that we are ALL PATZERS!! Be proud of it and enjoy the games!
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