What Does ''Patzer'' Mean?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    skakmadurinn

    There are many weird words or slangs here in the forums. Now I know what ''troll'' is. But what is patzer? A beginner? A bad chess player?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Patzer is just a bad chess player, aka woodpusher

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    SMesq

    "The Killing" Chess Club Scene (Stanley Kubrick, 1956):

    http://youtu.be/V5Rzh8XjzHI

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    Nostrildamus

    DeweyOxberger wrote:

    Patzer is that annoying guy at your chess club who things he is much better than he is and talks to much.  If you look around your club and cannot figure out who the patzer is, it might be you.

    Isn't that a Kibbitzer?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    skakmadurinn

    zibbit wrote:

    Á íslensku "skunkur" ;-)

    Takk, þetta er komið allir!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    KhaosTheory

    Patzer is also a very over-used word by people in a condescending way towards people who have a lower online 'rating,' even if their opinions are valid.  Really though, anybody who throws around the word "patzer" like it's some original 'insult' is an idiot, and compared to people who are better than them at chess, a patzer as well.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    KhaosTheory

    I was refering to this website deweyoxberger :)  I dont think I've ever heard it used at a chess club tbh.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    skakmadurinn

    SupremeOverlord wrote:

    If you don't know what a patzer is, you're probably a patzer.

    Thank you.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    zealandzen

    pat·zer

    noun
    a casual, amateurish chess player.
    Origin: 
    1955–60;  probably < German Patzer  bungler, equivalent to patz en to bungle
    (compare Austrian dialect Patzen  stain, blot, patzen  to make a stain) + -er -er
     
    patzer

    noun
    a poor chess player
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    SMesq


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