Here is the advanced homework. This is only for students 1400 and higher, or students who have been given permission. As your competition gets better, you need to work harder, that way you can keep moving up just as fast.

Set 1

1.Black to play

Kxg4 or Qxg4 and why

2.Black to play

fxe4 or Bxe5 and why?

3.Black to play

Where should black put their queen and why?

4.Black to play

Rcc6 or Rac6 and why?

5.Black to play

Forced mate in 3

6. White to play

How does white bring in his pieces with tempo and win here(look for sacrifices)

Set 2

1.White to play

Nxc8,Bxf6, or Bxd5 and why?

2.White to play

Nc8 or Ra7 and why?

3.Black to play

What is white's threat, what should black do?

4.Black to play

Kf8,Ke7,Kd7 or Nxf7 and why?

5.White to play and win, don't let the king get away.

6. White to play

I will be very impressed if anyone gets this right, I didn't :'(

Set 3

1.Black to play

Bxe4, or Nxe4 or something else?

2.White to play

Bxg7 or Nxe4

3.White to play

What is black's threat, what should white do?

(Defend actively)

4.Black to play

If Rxc3 what will white do? What should you do?

5.White to play 

What should white do? Attack patiently

6. White to play

Black's king has been quarantined at home too long, help him get some fresh air

Set 4

1.Black to play

Rfxf2 Rdxf2

2.Black to play

Qe8 and Qe7

3.Black to play

How does black defend here

(Defend actively)

4.Black to play

How does black defend here?

5.White to play 

This one you need to be very creative for, where is the point of attack?

6. White to play

This one you have to be very creative too, week 4 was a good one!

Set 5

1.White to play

Bc4 or Bxf6

2.Black to play

Bxd4+ or Re8

3.Black to play

How does black defend, what do you do after white's move?

(Defend actively)

4.Black to play

How does black defend here? He's trying to checkmate you.

5.White to play 

How do you open up black here?

6. White to play

If you get this right then +4.