Chesspatzers from around the world you've found your home!
For every brilliancy there's a blunder just around the corner.
Why the Chesspatzer Clan? I started streaming online 2 years ago (It's 2018 as I write this) I had watched other streamers such as Kingcrusher and the mighty Ginger GM and felt inspired. I am nowhere near as strong as them but am at a good intermediate level. This gave me the thought that though I may understand a lot of what Kingcrusher and the Ginger GM were saying perhaps people less experienced than me didn't. ChesspatzerUK is born!
My aim was and is to bridge the gap between beginners (Patzers) and the next level. My early streams were a very poor quality, my early efforts laughable really. I kept at it, thanks to some really good people who supported me online and encouraged me to continue when close to giving up. These people made me want to give something back, the Chesspatzers clan is born!
We started out with 1 addition in ChesspatzerNOR (Norway) then it snowballed. Our mission is to include as many people as possible not just to be in our clan but in our events too, all are welcome. Be it team matches, league matches, analysis videos or full on tournaments with Chesspatzer prizes.
I was once asked by a very strong titled player, 'At what point does a player not qualify as a Chesspatzer?' My response was, 'I see, you actually believe that there is a level where you don't make mistakes?' He turned to our way of thinking! Please join us on our crusade to include as many Chesspatzers as possible across the world, to improve and as a group march on to chess glory. Chesspatzers UNITE!
“The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board.”