In Class Training

Set 1

Students 1200+

1. Which of black's pieces are doing nothing? What is the best way to get it into the game?
2. Which of white's pieces are doing nothing? How does white bring it in?
3. What is white's weakness? What type of weakness is it? How does black attack it?
4. What are black's weaknesses? What type of weaknesses? What is the best way for white to attack them?
5. White to play and win
6.White to play and win
7. White to play and win
8. White to play and win
9. What is white's threat? How does black defend by attacking here?
10. Should white trade queens here? Yes or no, and why? What is the best move for white now?
12. What is black's threat here? What is the best move for white(look at all the possibilities)?
11. Should black capture the knight here? If you capture the knight what is the follow up? If you don't capture knight what is white going to play?
13. What is the easiest way for black to win this position?
14. Should white trade queens here? Calculate what happens after. 
15. What is the best way for black to try and win this endgame?
16.. How does white get a strong endgame advantage here?

Set 2

Black to play and win
2. Can black capture the pawn on d4? Yes or no and why.
3. Black to play and win
4. What is white's weakness? What type of weakness? How does black attack it?
5. White to play and win
6. Why can't black castle here? What are 3 different ways to get your king safe.
7. White to play what is the best continuation?
8. White to play, what is black's weakness? What type of weakness? How does white attack it?
11. Can white or black win this
position? Yes or no, and why.
10. How does black trade pieces and simplify the position?
9. How does black get his pieces in and attack white? Find the best defensive moves for white too.
12. How does black bring in a piece with tempo here?
13. White to play and win. 
14. How does black defend with tempo here?
15. White to play and win
16. White to play and BMPI, this one is very tricky. 

Set 3

1.Where is white's weakness? How can black get 4 pieces to attack this weakness?
2.Where is black's weakness? How can white maneuver to attack this weakness?
3.How can white sacrifice and blow up black's position?
4.Find a very strong move for white that leads to checkmate. 
5.Bh6 Bxc3 bxc3 Qa3+ Nb5. What
should white do after this?
6.Black to play and mate in 3
7. White to play, win draw or loss for white?
8.White to play, how can white get a strong advantage here?
9. How does white bring in pieces with tempo and win against black?
10. How does white bring in pieces with tempo and win against black?

Set 4

1.Which pawns for white are weak?
How does black attack them?
2.Where is white's weakness?
How does black attack it?
3. How can white blow up black's position? Move order matters. 
4. How does white blow up black's position? 
5. Nxc3 Rxc3 calculate the rest, don't forget about back rank mate and make sure you can defend. 
6. e7, Re3, calculate the rest make sure to factor in his king is going to go catch the pawn. 
7. Black to play, how is white going to
try and block your bishop. Can black draw this?
8. White to play, can white win this? Don't make it a pure race. 
9. How does black bring in pieces with tempo and win against white?
10. How does black bring pieces in with tempo and checkmate white?

Set 5

1. What is white's weakness? How does black target it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is white's weakness? How does black target it?
3. How does white blow up black's position?
4. How does white breakthrough black's position?
5. Calculate what the best move is, Bxd8, Bxc5, Qa7+, Bc7+ or Ba7 +
6. Calculate if you can play hxg5.
7. How does black trap and checkmate white's king?
8. Black to play, is this a win,draw or loss?(Black's pawn is going down)
9. What continuation brings black's pieces out with tempo and wins material?
10. How does black bring pieces in with tempo and checkmate white?

Set 6

1. What is white's weakness? How does black target it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is black's weakness? How
does white target it?
3. How does black finish off white
here?
4. How does white breakthrough black's position?
5. Calculate the win for white here, 
first bring a piece in, what will he do after, and find the finish.
6. White to play, mate in 6
7. Adhiban vs. Moisenko, how
does white win here?
8. White to play, is this a win, draw, or loss?
9. White to play, how do you bring 
pieces in with tempo?
10. Black to play, how do you bring more pieces into the attack?

Set 7

1. What is white's weakness? How does black target it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is white's weakness? How
does black target it?
3. How does black finish off white
here?
4. How does black breakthrough and win here?
5. Can white play Rg5 here? If so 
calculate the best move order and winning variation.
6. Should white play Bxg7+ or Re8+ calculate the win.
7. What is the plan for white to win this endgame?
8. What is the right move for white in this position? What is the plan after?
9 How does white bring in pieces with tempo?
10. How does black bring in pieces with tempo? What will white play after your move and what will be your move after that?

Set 8

1. How does white create a weakness for black, and how does white attack it?
2. Black's king is weak, how does white bring pieces in to attack?
3. How does white finish off black here?
4. How does black finish off white here?
5. Calculate if Rxe7 works. Make sure to calculate if he doesn't capture on e7.
6. Calculate Qxe7 and how white can win material here.
7. White is going down, should he play gxf4 or Kxf4 ? What should black do?
8. White to play, is this a win draw or loss?
9 How does white bring in pieces with tempo?
10. Which of white's pieces are doing nothing? How does white bring those pieces in? 

Set 9

1. What are black's weaknesses? How
does white attack them?
2. What are black's weaknesses? How
does white attack them?
3. How does black finish white here?
4. How does white finish off black here? Look for sacrifices.
5. After axb7 calculate the win for white
6. White to play, mate in 4
7. White to play, win draw, or loss and how?
8. White to play, win draw, loss and how?
9. Which of black's pieces are doing nothing, and what's the best way to bring them in?
10. How does black bring pieces in with tempo and start an attack?

Set 10

1. Where is white's weakness? How does black attack it?
2. Where is black's weakness? How does white bring in pieces to attack it?
3. How does white breakthrough black's position here?
4. How does white finish off black?(Don't let him run away).
5. White to play mate in 5
6. Black to play mate in 5
7. White to play, can white win this position? What is the plan?
8. White to play, how does white try to win this endgame?
9. How does white bring pieces in with tempo? 3 moves in a row for white.
10. How does white bring pieces in with tempo? 3 moves in a row for white.

Set 11

1. Black's got a weak king, how does white attack the weakest pawn protecting his king?
2. White's got a weak king, how does
black attack the weakest pawn 
protecting his king?
3. How does white breakthrough and finish off black?
4. How does white breakthrough and open up black's position?
5. After exd6, calculate how white can win at least an exchange?
6. White to play, how does white destroy black's position? Don't let him cover up.
7. Black to play, how does black try to win this position?
8. White to play, how does white try to win this position?
9. How does white bring in pieces with tempo? 3 moves in a row.
10. How does black bring in pieces with tempo? 3 moves in a row.

Set 12

1. Where is the weakness in white's position? What should black do?
2. Where is the weakness in black's position, how does white attack it with multiple pieces?
3. How does black breakthrough and finish off white?
4. How does white breakthrough and open up black's position?
5. Calculate if black can play Rxh3+
6. There's a couple of mate in 6, find the only mate in 5.
7. Black to play, how does black
win this endgame in the easiest
way possible?
8. White to play, what is the easiest
way to win this position?
9. White to play, how does white bring pieces in with tempo? Eventually when black defends with Qf6 what should white do?
10. White to play, how does white bring in pieces with tempo?

Set 13

1. Where is the weakness in black's position? How does white attack it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is the weakness in white's position, how does black attack it with multiple pieces?
3. How does white breakthrough and finish off black here?
4. How does white breakthrough and finish off black here?
5. Calculate if white should play 
Bf5+ and go for mate, Be4+ and win
the queen, or Rh5. Why do 2/3 of those moves not work?
6.Rac1, Rdc1 or Rd3? Which one and why?
7. White to play, how does white try
to win this position?
8. White to play, how does white try and win this position?
9. How does white bring a piece to a better square to checkmate black?
10. White to play, bring a piece in with tempo and completely win the game.

Set 14

1. Where is the weakness in black's position, how does white attack it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is the weakness in black's position, how does white attack it with multiple pieces?
3. How does white breakthrough black's position? Calculate the win.
4. How does white breakthrough black's position? Calculate the win.
5. Calculate how black can win material using the pin on the c4 knight
6. Calculate if Nxe5 works
7 Black to play, is this a win, draw, or loss? What should your next moves be?
8. Black to play is this a win draw or loss? What should your next moves be?
9. How does white bring in pieces to defend this position?
10. How does white bring in pieces with tempo to win this position?

Set 15

1. Where is the weakness in black's position, how does white attack it with multiple pieces?
2. Where is the weakness in black's position, how does white attack it with multiple pieces?
3. How does white breakthrough black's position? Calculate the win.
4. How does white breakthrough black's position? Calculate the win.
5. Calculate how white can win material in this position.
6. Calculate how white can win material in this position
7 White to play, is this a win, draw, or loss? What should your next moves be?
8. White to play is this a win draw or loss? What should your next moves be?
9. How does white bring in pieces with tempo here?
10. How does white bring in pieces with tempo to win this position?