4.5: Material/Pattern Searches

Material Search

This search is useful for finding endgame or middlegame themes. You can specify minimum and maximum amounts of each type of material, and find patterns such as a Bishop on f7, or a pawn on the f-file.

A number of common material and pattern settings are provided, such as Rook vs. Pawn endings, or isolated Queens pawns.

Saving search settings

The Material/Pattern and Header search windows provide a Save settings button. This lets you save the current search settings for later use, to a SearchOptions file (suffix .sso). To search using a previously saved SearchOptions (.sso) file, select [Open] from the [Search] menu.

If you would like to contribute to the tutorial or see anything that should be updated, corrected or improved, please contact David Kirkby. But please note David only speaks English.


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