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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Extra benefit for me : after absorbing all five videos in this series (I absorbed the first two quite fast - then allowing a few days for them to sink in [while I watch wimbledon on centre-court, mainly :)] - I'll be emboldened to serious study Andrew Soltis's book 'pawn structure chess'.

Because what that book does (vis a vis the opening) has some analogies with what zibbit is doing here with combinations.

I see this series of videos (pattern recognition) as a very *successful* continuation of the project Eugene Znosko-Borovsky started almost 80 years ago in his book [I only know the english name, sorry :-)] 'The Art of Chess Combination'.

two more things:

1. about the last example in the 'Anand King' section:
that zebbit suspected seems to be true: true..
there (6k1/2pq4/p2p3p/1p3rpn/2nP4/P1Q2NB1/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1); 1.h4 might *not* be the best *objective* move;
at any rate it is probably *not* objectively winning; e.g. rybka at very rapid time control seems to draw against it easily (though I tried it only 15-16 ply for both sides - that is, less than 1 min per move, and only for a few moves). I don't plan to analyse it at say a few hours / move because as zibbit hinted in the video wrt that example, it may not be too relevant: it is the pattern - the surprisingly secure 'Anand' king - that is the point.

relevance to correspondence chess [engines allowed:]
So, the 'Anand king' is excellent against human opponents; and maybe even at correspondence [several days per move] time controls in computer-assisted ('Advanced'/centaur) chess (as at http://www.ficgs.com) it is useful for keeping a draw in hand... but at correspondence chess (with computers allowed) I probably wouldn't overrule a good engine if it doesn't like the 'Anand king' option in a particular position...

If only someone designed nervous computers which felt psychological pressure... :)

2. The last example in the video being about thedomination of the knight-at-the-rim by the bishop; which reminds me:

The definitive book on domination themes (to the best of my knowledge) is Ghenrikh Kasparyan's 'domination in 2545 endgame studies' - the edition I have (english translation) is the revised edition, Raduga publications, Moscow, USSR, 1987. (Correct me if something more comprehensive exists....)



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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Thanks, good post!

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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Oh thanks for reading the post zibbit! I got to know of this site only yesterday so I was nervous about whether my post was meaningful or just silly :)

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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
This was brilliant Zibbit. Kasparov's (Logan's) move is like sorcery. Your last example , trapping the knight looks like a draw because the black king can capture the remaining white pawn.
thank you very much for your effort for our benefit.


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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Njet, no draw. I assume you want to take on f4 with the knight and then try to win the b5 pawn, but after ...Nxf4 then Kxf4 and king goes to e4 stopping the black king, should be easy win.

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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Zibbit, An excellent video indeed. But I have my own question, perhaps it is silly but I tend to think the only silly questions are the ones that aren't asked - are these patterns (with exception of domination) more likely to occur in advanced players games or would you say they occur in beginner and intermediate games too?

A sub question to this, are there any openings where these themes are more likely to occur? Say for example an exchange variation which leads to an endgame where this kind of theme can be seen?

I look forward to more videos in the future, as these are so instructive. I can only thank you for doing them for our benefit because it shows you are a good guy. I just hope if we ever play that you can show your genorosity over the board and give me a 2 knight, 2 bishop, queen and 2 rook head start! :mrgreen:

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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Topalov used the "Anand's King" pattern against Vallejo in Linares 2010 today during Vallejo's time trouble.
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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Outstanding videos. Thank you so much.


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Post Re: Zibbit - Pattern Recognition #3 [34:15]
Nakamura used the "Anand's King" pattern against Naiditsch in the game today at Tata Steel 2014.
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