In Class Training 

U1200

Set 1

1.Which of white's pieces are doing nothing? How does white bring those pieces in?(Bring them to good squares)
2.Which of black's pieces are doing nothing? How does black bring those pieces in?
3.What are the 6 ways to protect the b2 pawn?  Which one is best?
4.White just played Nd4, what are two ways he can try to checkmate you?(How does he help his Queen on h6?)
5.How does black win this endgame?(At least 4 moves)
6.How does white try to win this endgame?(More than 3 moves)
7.Should black play Qf3+,Qh3+,Bd3+,Qxf4+, or b1(Q)? Which one and why, what is white's threat?
8. Should white play exf7+,e7, or exd77? If e7 and black plays Qa5, what should white do after? 
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black

Set 2

1.Which of white's pieces are doing nothing? How does white bring those pieces in?(Bring them to good squares)
2.Which of black's pieces are doing nothing? How does black bring those pieces in?
3. What is white's threat? What are the 2 different ways to defend, and what is the best one?
4. How is black going to try and checkmate white? How does white defend?
5.Black to play, is this a win draw or loss? What should the next couple moves for black be?
6. White to play, how does white make a passed pawn and try and win here?
7. What should white do here? How do you trap black's piece?
8. What is the best move for white? How do you trap black's piece? 
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black

Set 3

1. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to develop his pieces what would he do?
5. How does white win this endgame? Look at what black will play after and make sure to defend if you need to. 
2. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to develop his pieces what would he do?
6. What is the fastest way for black to promote his pawn here?
3. White has the line of fire Rook, Knight, King. What is the best place to discover check and why? What will black play after?
7. White's rook is under attack, before you capture black's rook what can you do?
4. Black is in check, what is the best move for black? What will white play after your move?
8. What is white's threat? How can black defend by attacking here? 
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for white

Set 4

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
3. Black has the line of fire Queen, Knight, King. What is the best place to discover check and why? What will white play after?
4. Find at least 4 ways for white to protect his rook on a1, which is the best one?
5. What is the easiest way for black
to win this endgame? Watch his 
threats. 
6. Can white win this endgame? 
How is black going to try to stop
you?
7. What is white's threat here? what should black do?
8. Can black capture on d4 here?
What will white play after?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white

Set 5

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
2. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
3.Qh3+ or Qd8+ which one and why? What is the follow up after?
4. Re8, Nxf6, or Qe3 which move and why?
5. What side of the board should black focus on? What is the plan for black to try and win this position?
6. What side of the board should white focus on? What is the plan for white to try and win this position?
7. How does white defend here?
8. What is white's threat? How can black defend here?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for black

Set 6

1. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces what would he do?
3.Bxg4, Bxc4, or Qd4, which move should white play and why?
4. exf5, dxe5 or d5, which one and why?
5. What side of the board should White focus on? What is the plan for white to try and win this position?
6. What side of the board should black focus on? What is the plan for black to try and win this position?
7. What are black's two threats here? How does white defend both of them?
8. What is white's threat here? What are two different ways to defend? Which move should black play?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white.

Set 7

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES what would he do?
3. Ne4+, Bf6+, or Ne2, which move should black play and why?
4. Rxd7, Rxe4, or Re5, which move should black play and why?
5. White to play, is this a win or draw, what should white play?
6. How can black transition to a winning endgame? 
7. Should black capture on a6 or lock it up with b6, which one and why? What will white play after your move?
8. Should white play Qf6 or cxd3, which one and why? What will black play after your move?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white

Set 8

1. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Where is the line of fire? What is the best move for white?
4. Bxf7+ or Nxf7+, which one and why? What is the follow up?
5. How does white try to win this endgame? Look at the different options for black. 
6. How does black try and win this endgame? Make sure to be patient too.
7. If Bxa6 what will white do? What is the important defensive move here for black?
8. After exf5 what is white going to do? What should black play in this position?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white.

Set 9

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should white play, e6, Rxa3, or Nf6? Which move and why?
4. Should black play Rf6, Qxc3, or Nxd2? Which move and why?
5. How does black try to win this endgame? Calculate at least 4 moves. 
6. How does white try to win this endgame? Calculate till you're sure you're winning. 
7. If white plays Qxf6 what should black do?
8. What is white's threat? How does black defend here?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white.

Set 10

1. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Find 3 different moves for black and pick the best one. 
4. If Ne4 and white captures Bxe4, does black play, fxe4, dxe4, or Rxe4.
5. What is the best way for black to try and win this endgame?
6. What is the best way for black to try and win this endgame?
7. What is white's threat? How does black defend?
8. If white moves the knight black will push d4 and win a piece. How does white avoid losing a piece(use tempos)
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black.

Set 11

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should black capture on d4, move his knight away, or ignore white's move? Which one and why?
4. Should black play Bxf5, gxf5 or Bh2+, which move and why?
5. White wants to promote his pawn, how does white stop black's bishop
from stopping white's pawn?
6. White to play, what is the best way for white to push/promote his pawns?
7. What is black's threat? Find 3 ways to stop it and pick the most active move.
8. What is white's threat? What is the easiest way for black to stop his threat(remember you are up material)
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black.

Set 12

1. What is white's strongside/weakside? If white had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should black play fxe5, Nxe3 or move his queen somewhere? Which move and why?
4. Find 3 different ways for white to defend the d4 pawn. Which is the best one and why?
5. Should white trade rooks here, why
or why not? What is your plan after?
6. White to play, how does white
try to win this endgame?
7. What is the easiest way for white to defend here? Try to simplify the position.
8. How does white defend here? Be creative and think about what happens after your move.
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black.

Set 13

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should black play Bxe1, Nd3, or Bg7? Which one and what will white play after your answer?
4. Should white play Nxe4, Bxe4 or Nxg4 which one and why?
5. What is the plan for white to try and win this endgame?
6. What is the best move for black here, and why?
7. Should white play fxe3?  If not what should white play?
8. What is the easiest way for black to simplify and win this position?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and trades. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white.

Set 14

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should white play Bxd7, Qg5+ or Rg1+? Which one and why?
4. Should black play Nxe1 or Ne3+, which one and why?
5. What is the plan for white to try and win this endgame?
6. What is the plan for black to try and win this endgame?
7. If black plays fxe6 what will white play? After thinking, what is the best move for black?
8. If white plays Nxf3 what will black play? What is the best continuation for white?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and threats. Start  with white go left to right, piece by piece, then do black. After all that pick the best move for white.

Set 15

1. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
2. What is black's strongside/weakside? If black had 4 moves to DEVELOP his pieces, and no CAPTURES  what would he do?
3. Should white play Qxe3, Qh5+ or e8(Q)? Which one and why?
4. Should white play Qd3, d7, dxc7+, or Rh8+? Which one and why?
6. What is the plan for white to try and win this endgame?
5. What is the plan for black to try and win this endgame?
7. What is white's threat? What should black play and why?
8. What is white's threat? What should black play and why?
9.CCT-Write down all the checks,captures, and threats. Start  with black go left to right, piece by piece, then do white. After all that pick the best move for black.