Expanding your knowledge of basic checkmate patterns in chess will help you find wins when you are under time pressure. This is a crucial step for improving in chess.
Any beginner knows the feeling of discovering after a game that a tactic was missed. But how to detect the combinations during the game?
That’s when hugely popular chess presenter Mato Jelic comes to the rescue. With his 8½ hours-course From Novice to Advanced in 7 days, you will spend more time celebrating than regretting missed opportunities.
Improving is Easy if You Begin With a Checkmate Patterns
In this free preview of his course, Mato explains to you the most important checkmate patterns, from the very basics to more advanced sacrifices, helping you to discover that even spectacular queen sacrifices are easy to spot with the right tactical foundation.
For example, he starts analyzing the quickest checkmate pattern: the Fool’s Mate (i.e. 1.f3? e5 2.g4?? Qh4#).
It’s very difficult, almost impossible, to give this exact checkmate over the board, as White has to play really bad. But this checkmate pattern is indeed very powerful and has given lots of easy points to the sharp-eyed player.
He next examines a similar mate after 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 g5 4.Bg3 f4 5.e3 fxg3?? 6.Qh5#. Many amateurs have lost to this checkmate!
And next, an even more difficult variation of the same checkmate patterns is 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 g5 4.Bg3 f4 5.e3 h5 6.Bd3 (insisting on the idea, now with Bg6#) 6…Rh6? and now it’s your turn to discover the checkmating combination. Are you up to the task? (see the video for the solution!)
There are a wealth of resources available to chess players today. We are fortunate to live in these times of abundant chess wisdom. Take a look at this collection of quick checkmates for even more inspiration.
Mato analyzes more difficult variations of the same theme and more checkmating patterns to incorporate into your arsenal. After watching the free video above, you are ready to win many miniatures against your careless opponents!
As a chess improver, it’s essential to become familiar with the most crucial situations you’re likely to encounter on the board. Mato builds up this “pattern recognition” by examining the most common tactics, checkmate patterns, and opening traps in his famed entertaining style.
Since checkmate wins the game, the more checkmate patterns you can recognize when time is short, the less likely you are to miss a win or run out of time.
Then, he examines how to look at a position, evaluate it, find weaknesses and construct a winning plan. You’ll discover the unique elements of strong endgame play – a key area for getting the full point in tournaments and one often overlooked by chess students.
Improving Quickly Means Focusing on the Essentials
In business, it is well-known that a task expands to fill the deadline. The best part of Mato Jelic’s course is that the deadline is only a week away.
Of course, this means you need to be laser-focused on the essentials because there is no time for distractions. However, seeing improvement in only seven days is possible!
The quickest way to improve is to simply eliminate your most frequent mistakes. After working through this course, you will have a deeper understanding of chess, and with this new knowledge will come fewer mistakes.
If you want to know everything you need to improve your playing strength in just one week of study, from the opening to the endgame, you must get From Novice to Advanced in 7 days. You can start improving immediately with instant access and 50% Off!