International Master Nazí Paikidze taught this Sacrificial Patterns lesson as a live seminar in the Prodigy Program. This one-hour lesson is suitable for very advanced and expert chess players (1750-2100 Elo) who want to improve their combinational vision. Nazi uses a variety of instructive examples that allow the student to apply common tactical motifs involving sacrifices to win material or deliver mate when their opponent has a weak king. The examples stress the importance of knowing the most fundamental patterns in order see deeper combinations.
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Nazi Paikidze is a Georgian American chess player
who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman
Grandmaster (WGM). She was twice world youth girls’ champion and
four-time European youth girls’ champion in her age category. She won
the 2016 U.S. women’s championship.
Nazí joined ChessUniversity.com's Prodigy Program as an Instructor later in 2016 and taught in our 1500+ and 1750+ Elo section for a year. She won the U.S. women's championship again in 2018 and is now the reigning champion.
Her Georgian first name, Nazí (ნაზი) translates to "gentle" and is pronounced as "nah-ZEE."