Aug 25, 2015, 4:48 PM |
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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.

1. 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).
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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

15+: 2500

Tactics Series

Puzzle #1

Puzzle #2
Puzzle #3
Puzzle #4
Endgame Series
Puzzle #1
Puzzle #2
Puzzle #3
Puzzle #4
Strategic Planning Series
Puzzle #1

White just played a3, to play b4 next and kick out our "pretty" Knight on c5. How should Black handle this situation?
Puzzle #2
We saw in Puzzle #1 why a3 wasn't good, what should White play to prepare b4?
Puzzle #3
Puzzle #4
Now to get your overall rating, add up all three ratings from each series and divide by 3. Good luck!
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