# Strategy test

** Strategy - the magical side of chess**

10 tasks to test your strategic skills

Evaluate the position.

Find the best continuation.

Problem 1

White to move

Problem 2

White to move

Problem 3

Black to move

Problem 4

White to move

Problem 5

White to move

Problem 6

Black to move

Problem 7

White to move

Problem 8

White to move

Problem 9

White to move

Problem 10

Black to move

Answers in the next blog

**("Chess Strategy Explained"-Bartłomiej Macieja Witalis Sapis- Sawit 2021)**

`"These strategic manuals by two experienced trainers are a must for any instructor! `

I recommend using them for students with USCF ratings ranging from 1300 to 2500.

I have read many instructional books since my junior years but never have I come

across such an easy-to-digest way of presenting examples—only a few moves with

simple, clear verbal explanations of the ideas from the players themselves! The

examples used vary in level of difficulty and going through all of them will only

solidify one’s strategic understanding. The exercise chapters (Chapter 3 for Vol 1

and Chapter 7 for Vol 2) add more instructive value as it can be used either as in-class

group exercises or individual homework. Any club leader, camp instructor or chess

coach will be able to find the topical chapters useful when preparing for their regular

lessons. And I won’t be surprised if they improve their strategic intuition as well in

the process!”

GM Julio Sadorra

Coach of University of Texas Dallas Chess Team