# 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

**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!