Chess Boot Camp!

Chess Boot Camp!

NM CraiggoryC

Chess Boot Camp!

Step one: Put 15 minutes on a clock/timer. 

Step two: Attempt puzzle #1 you must spend at least 3 minutes and at most 5 minutes (at the end of puzzle 1 the least amount of time you can have is 10 minutes).

Step three: If correct in puzzle #1 add 5 minutes back to clock/timer (the most you could possibly have after puzzle #1 is 17 minutes). 

Step four: Use your remaining time (should be between 10 and 17 minutes) to attempt puzzle #2.

Step five: Attempt all the puzzles you can until completed or out of time (remember to add 5 minutes for every correct answer). Good luck, see how many you can get! (push ups optional)

Tip: Not every move is a winning tactic. There are some "positional" puzzles. You are just trying to find the strongest move there is in each position. 

Puzzle #1

Puzzle #2

 Puzzle #3

Puzzle #4

Puzzle #5

Puzzle 6 (Last Puzzle): 

You can use all the remaining time you have left (every other puzzle you should have capped yourself at 5 minutes).