Monday, July 6, 2009

Chess Pattern Recognition

Articles on Chess Patterns

Articles on Chess.com by GM Gregory Serper
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know Part One
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know. Part Two.
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know. Part Three.
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know. Part Four.
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know. Part Five.
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know : That vulnerable f7 pawn...
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know : Pin, unpin...
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know : The Dangerous Diagonal
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know : The Dangerous h-file Part 1
Typical Patterns Everyone Should Know : The Dangerous h-file Part 2

Kenilworth Chess Club
Mating Patterns 1 - Mate with Bishop & Rook

Chess Videos on Pattern Recognition


Videos by FIDE Master Ingvar Thor Johannesson
(Mating patterns, Tactical Patterns, Strategic Patterns and Endgame Patterns)
Pattern Recognition #1 - 42 Min Video
  • Mate pattern #1 - Anastasia mate
  • Mate pattern #2 - Boden's mate
  • Mate pattern #3 - Blackburne's mate (called Stefansson mate in the video)
  • Tactical pattern #1 - Undefended bishop on b7 in hedgehog type positions
  • Strategic pattern #1 - Gligoric's pawn sacrifice
  • Technical pattern #1 - Self pushing rook + two pawns
  • Technical pattern #2 - Queen ending, pushing and defending against checks
Pattern Recognition #2 - 35 Min Video
  • Mate pattern #4 - Anand's mate: Qf3 + h-file battery
  • Mate pattern #5 - Bacrot's mate: Qf7 + check on h-file
  • Mate pattern #6 - Stellwagen mate: Ba7-g1 diagonal,pawn g4, Qh3 mates Kg2
  • Mate pattern #7 - Arabic mate (Kramnik mate in video) Rg8 or h7 with Nf6 mates Kh8.
  • Endgame pattern #1 - Philidor position plus thoughts on f- and g- pawns in R+p vs R
Pattern Recognition #3 - 35 Min Video
  • Strategical pattern #2 - Anand's King
  • Tactical pattern #2 - Loman's move
  • Tactical pattern #3 - Knight on the rim
Pattern Recognition #4 - 33 Min Video
  • Tactical pattern #4 - Petrosian's move
  • Tactical pattern #5 - Protecting b2
  • Mate pattern #8 - The Karpov choke
Pattern Recognition #5 - 36 Min Video
  • Strategical pattern #3 - Shutting down Spassky
  • Tactical pattern #6 - Engel's super pawn