A lot of people memorize the opening traps move to move. They feel that they can replicate the same moves in their game and score points in tournaments. But IM Sagar Shah in this video tells you why that approach is misguided. What you need to do is learn the patterns and then reproduce them on the board in a way where the themes are similar even though the moves are different. Check out this exciting video where our 8-year-old protagonist learns the Fool’s mate from his father and then applies it in his game in the Dutch Defence!