Exploring Tactical Motifs: The Greek Gift Sacrifice - Part 1

Oct 8, 2012
21 min
What happens when a well known "mating pattern" doesn't work? As Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov explains, at the highest levels of chess, knowledge of the critical patterns in chess is no longer the most important skill. Rather, creativity within those patterns, and the ability to calculate deeper are the dominate factors. He provides examples to explain his reasoning...