# Chess Boot Camp!

**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).