Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pattern Recognition 1: The King's Bowtie

When a Kings wears a pawn bowtie, he is vulnerable for a Sac on the diagonal to draw him out. Here Rook X f6 followed by Qh4+ and mate to follow.


  1. I really like the visual pattern posts, bring 'em on!

    Especially since the Chunky Rook ( has been quiet, I've been missing them.

  2. Yes. I think this sort of thing is helpful. Chunky was doing a great job. I would like to make changing gifs as he does.

    Here is more famous game with the same pattern.
    Petrosian vs Pachman

  3. note to self.:
    Berliner vs Mednis 1960 simalar pattern not in