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2000+1 patterns

2000+1 patterns

Mar 6, 2012, 1:59 PM 29

Patterns are extremely important in chess. Knowing them helps us generate candidate moves, dig deeper into the calculations of variations, and create beautiful combinations by literally speaking, combining various basic elements of our chess vocabulary.

Some experienced players, like IM Pruess and Dan Heisman, estimate that you need to know ~ 2000 patterns to become a strong chess player.

Of course, with time, you'll get familiar with most checkmates, pins, skewers and forks coming in all shapes and attire. And still, from time to time, you'll walk into a most unconventional display of those...

In this game, white could have won with an idea from another world.

Can you find it ? If not, learn a new pattern !











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