Definition of patzer in English:

patzer

noun

informal
  • A poor player at chess:

    ‘I won a low-level tournament of patzers’
    • ‘After all, there are a lot of patzers out there who study openings instead of tactics!’

Origin

1940s: perhaps related to German patzen to bungle.

Pronunciation:

patzer

/ˈpɑːtsə/