Get Your Puzzle Rating!
Ok so here's how this works. Get a timer or preferably a chess clock. Put 3 minutes on that clock at the beginning of each series.
- If you get all of puzzle #1 right, give yourself 3 points and put 4 minutes on the clock. If you get puzzle #1 wrong, find the answer and play out the correct answer. Give yourself 1 point and take away 1 minute (you would have 2 minutes on your clock now).
- If you get puzzle #2 right add two minutes to what you started with and give yourself 4 points. If you get puzzle #2 wrong, play out the correct answer and give yourself 1 point; again take away 1 minute from how much time you started the puzzle with.
- If you get puzzle #3 right give yourself 6 points and add 3 minutes to the time you started the puzzle with. If you get puzzle #3 wrong, go over the answer and give yourself 1 point; no time penalty for this one.
- If you get puzzle #4 right give yourself 9 points. If you get puzzle #4 wrong, go over the answer and give yourself 1 point.
Puzzle Rating: (points in bold) rating in regular font
0-4: 1000 6: 1400 7: 1600 8-10: 1800 11-12: 2000 13-14: 2200
White just played a3, to play b4 next and kick out our "pretty" Knight on c5. How should Black handle this situation?