North Shore Junior Chess Club

Chess Junior Club at the West Vanc. Rec. Centre on Tuesday

Info chessinschool@yahoo.com (Luc Poitras National Chess Monster, I mean Master) 778.846.0496
                                            
                             
                               
SPRING schedule 2018
Chess on Tuesday in  W.V. 
Starting Tuesday April 10th at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 6 Tuesdays.  Fee $45 -  or $10 drop-in.
We meet on the main floor in the Youth Lounge or in the basement at the Art room. (Last meeting: May 15th)

JUNE schedule 2018
Chess on Tuesday in  W.V. 
Starting Tuesday June 05th at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 4 Tuesdays.  Fee $30 -  or $10 drop-in.
We meet on the main floor in the Youth Lounge or in the basement at the Art room. (Last meeting: June 26th)
What to expect from the chess club ? The chess club gives an opportunity to kids to play chess against other kids under the supervition from one or two instructors. Group lessons are given through an electronic screen. Beginner and more advanced players get lessons according to their level of understanding. Puzzles are weekly given to each student tailor on their skill.


                                             

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Hello, myself (Luc) and my chess associates are ready for an other exciting chess season (2017-18). Hopefully you will join my chess club. Fun guaranteed but I can`t guaranteed the checkmates.


Elementary Team Chess Tournament on May 12 2018

              BC ELEMENTARY CHESS TOURNAMENT 2018

                          Come Join The Most Friendly Chess Tournament Of The Year !

An elementary Chess School Team Tournament in Vancouver 
(grades 1-7) will occur at St-George`s on Saturday May 12th, 2018

This event is open to any schools in BC and a school can enter  1 to 2 teams.

 A team must have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 5 players.
Each school will select 4 players from their Team to play in each match.

Players representing their team must come from the same school. Each school
may register a maximum of 1 Team in section '"A" and 1 Team in section "B"
 The section "A" is the strongest section.  Each team play a total of 5 matches.

If a school register only one team , that team must register in section "A" unless
all the participants are G4 or younger. If one player in the team is G5 or older , the
team must register in section "A"

The first match starts at 10:15 a.m and the event should end around 4:00pm
Space is limited, secure a spot with an early registration.

The cost per team is  $60 if paid by Monday May 8th.  $75 on site Saturday morning.
Please make a cheque for  'WestCoast Junior Chess'
Send your team information and payment to :

LOCATION: St.George`s Junior School 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver V6S 1T6

PRIZES: Individual trophy for the top 4 teams in section A + an annual for the best school team. Individual trophy or medal for the top 2 teams in section B

To register, a school must first send me an email to confirm a spot at wcjchess@hotmail.com (Luc)

Chess is not as Easy


As Surfing



But safer as exploring the Jungle


2018 SUMMER CHESS CAMPS FOR KIDS

                   
        2018 SUMMER CHESS CAMPS FOR KIDS                (In West Vancouver)

                Chess Is The Game Of Kings And The King Of Games !                   

Come join National Chess Master Luc Poitras for an unique friendly                    
group chess experience. Luc originally from Montreal has been involved                    
with chess for over 20 years. Luc has developed a teaching technic                    
blending old traditional teaching style with new technology to help the                    
young students to stay alert, interested and motivated.                   

The program is offer to any kids from age 7 and up.  

The Cost is $135 per Camp.
For each camp, 2 to 4 certified chess instructors on site.
Camps are :

July 23-27    (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) -
 August 13-17 (9am to noon)  

at 851 West Queens Ave Road North Vanc. (Delbrook centre)

To register or for some info please  email me: chessinschool@yahoo.com or don`t hesitate to call me, I will be happy to answer any questions. (Luc) 778.846.0496  


Information needed when sending the registration by email:
Name of the child (male or female/email/phone number
Birthday and age
Phone number for emergency
Indicate the camp you wish to register the child:

Each camp provide between 2 to 4 certified chess instructors on site.


Please mention with the email any extra informations such allergies,medical or others

Payment can be done by sending a cheque payable to "West Coast Junior Chess".
Email me for more information.


West Vancouver Summer Chess Camp
Luc Poitras

Full reimbursement for any cancellation after the payment done if cancel 8 days prior of the starting day otherwise a charge of 40% fee will apply.





North Shore Junior Chess Championship 2018

54 brave young chess players from the North Shore participated in the North Shore Junior Chess Championship 2018 at Ridgeview school.

For a 4th year in a row , the school host Ridgeview finished 1st follow by West Bay, Chartwell, Brooksbank, Westcot and Pauline Johnson

Individual results

Grade 6//7
1. Josh Yahav (Brooksbank) 2nd Farbod Ahmadi (Hollyburn) 3rd Seena Nemati (Ridgeview) 4th Aidan Guo (Chartwell)

Grade 4/5
1. Andre Dossa (Ridgeview) 2nd Tom Dai (Chartwell) 3rd Miles Hu (Ridgeview)  4th Alan Chen (Deep Cove)

Grade 3
1. Andrew Kim (West Bay) 2nd Wyatt Gitts (West Bay) 3rd Cole Henderson (Brooksbank) 4th James Stewart (Westcot)

Grade 1/2
1.Dorsa Shaeri (Ridgeview) 2nd Keon Roboubi (Pauline Johnson) 3rd Paul Yu (Chartwell) 4th Justin Guan (Chartwell)

11th Annual St.George's Junior Chess Tournament (Results)


Standings. St.Georges Junior 2017: Grade 6&7 (19 players)
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Aiden Zhou W18 W10 W7 W6 W4 5.0
2 Edward Jeong W16 W12 L6 W7 W9 4.0
3 Lyndon Ho L7 W16 W12 W11 W6 4.0
4 Calvin Wong D5 W14 W9 W10 L1 3.5
5 Samuel Bi D4 L9 W15 W17 W10 3.5
6 Mike Zhu W19 W11 W2 L1 L3 3.0
7 Justin Jin W3 W13 L1 L2 W11 3.0
8 Jordan Liu L13 W17 L10 W15 W12 3.0
9 Derek Wei H--- W5 L4 W14 L2 2.5
10 Terry Gao W15 L1 W8 L4 L5 2.0
11 Hadden Wong W17 L6 W13 L3 L7 2.0
12 Austin Lee W14 L2 L3 W13 L8 2.0
13 Maxwell Cook W8 L7 L11 L12 W19 2.0
14 Gilbert Gu L12 L4 W16 L9 W17 2.0



Standings. St.Georges Junior 2017: Grade 5 (20 players)
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Raymond Zhang W3 D4 W9 W6 W7 4.5
2 Benjamin Cook Nagy W14 L7 W17 W9 W4 4.0
3 Ian Qiu L1 W15 W8 W12 W6 4.0
4 Veronica Guo W15 D1 W10 W5 L2 3.5
5 Kevin Pi W10 D9 W7 L4 W13 3.5
6 Noah Law W16 W17 W11 L1 L3 3.0
7 Stanley Wu W18 W2 L5 W11 L1 3.0
8 Kevin Lee W20 L11 L3 W14 W12 3.0
9 Jerry Song W13 D5 L1 L2 W16 2.5
10 Tom Dai L5 W14 L4 D16 W11 2.5
11 Jayden Guan W12 W8 L6 L7 L10 2.0
12 Joshua Voo L11 W20 W16 L3 L8 2.0
13 Daniel Felzman L9 L16 W20 W17 L5 2.0
14 Roy Li L2 L10 W15 L8 W20 2.0
15 Jason Song L4 L3 L14 W20 W17 2.0



Standings. St.Georges Junior 2017: Grade 4 (18 players)
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Eric Jiang W19 W9 W5 W3 W4 5.0
2 Andrew Chen W8 D4 W9 W10 W5 4.5
3 Jason Chen W15 W7 W6 L1 W9 4.0
4 Vincent Guo W12 D2 W8 W6 L1 3.5
5 Hayden Lee W13 W11 L1 W7 L2 3.0
6 Edison Harm W14 W16 L3 L4 W11 3.0
7 Andre Dossa W10 L3 W12 L5 W13 3.0
8 Donovan Wong L2 W17 L4 W14 W10 3.0
9 Daniel Lim W17 L1 L2 W12 L3 2.0
10 Alan Chen L7 W13 W14 L2 L8 2.0
11 Julian Dillon W18 L5 L16 W15 L6 2.0
12 Jakob Peng L4 W15 L7 L9 W16 2.0
13 Cole Dirassar L5 L10 W18 W16 L7 2.0
14 Adrian Wong L6 W18 L10 L8 W17 2.0
15 Arish Hussain L3 L12 W17 L11 W18 2.0



Standings. St.Georges Junior 2017: Grade 3 (20 players)
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Alex Jin W17 W7 W4 W3 W2 5.0
2 Drake Chen W19 W6 W5 W7 L1 4.0
3 Ethan Lam W14 W13 W18 L1 W5 4.0
4 Leonard Zhou W12 W16 L1 W10 W6 4.0
5 Jacky Tang W11 W9 L2 W13 L3 3.0
6 Osborn Song W8 L2 W15 W9 L4 3.0
7 Brian Shao W10 L1 W14 L2 W13 3.0
8 Willem Urban L6 W22 L13 W18 W14 3.0
9 Charlie Young W22 L5 W19 L6 D10 2.5
10 Andrew Kim L7 W12 W16 L4 D9 2.5
11 Jock Ross L5 L14 W22 W19 D15 2.5
12 Sophie Qin L4 L10 W17 D15 W18 2.5
13 Felix Zhou W20 L3 W8 L5 L7 2.0
14 Marcus Chan L3 W11 L7 W16 L8 2.0
15 Shiddat Sangha D18 D19 L6 D12 D11 2.0
16 Allan Crawford W21 L4 L10 L14 W22 2.0
17 Michael Zhao L1 L18 L12 W22 W19 2.0


Standings. St.Georges Junior 2017: Grade 2 (20 players)
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Codrin Pompas W18 W8 W11 W3 W2 5.0
2 William Jiang W20 W18 W7 W4 L1 4.0
3 Ryan Yu W12 D4 W5 L1 W8 3.5
4 Matthew Kofmansky W22 D3 W9 L2 W13 3.5
5 Dorsa Shaeri W14 D9 L3 W19 W7 3.5
6 Allen Li W13 L11 D15 W9 W10 3.5
7 Ohim Samji W16 W15 L2 D8 L5 2.5
8 Anson Yu W19 L1 W16 D7 L3 2.5
9 Princeton Chau W21 D5 L4 L6 W18 2.5
10 Nikan Fakhari L11 W22 D13 W12 L6 2.5
11 Logan Okamura W10 W6 L1 U--- U--- 2.0
12 Tim Charles L3 W14 D17 L10 D16 2.0
13 Ocean Wang L6 D17 D10 W16 L4 2.0
14 Max Wang L5 L12 D18 W22 D19 2.0

Provincial Elementary School Team Chess Ch. 2017 (Results)



Provincial Elementary School Team Chess Ch. 2017 (Results)



St.George's facing Malborough at round 3
SECTION A
1st St.George`s 17.5 points (Champion for a 7th time)
2nd Malborough 16 points
3rd Suncrest 12.5 points



4th Summit 12.0 5th Erma Stephensen 11.5 6th Ridgeview and Whiteside 9.5 8th York House and Vancouver Christian 8.5 10th Taylor Park 8.0  11th Panorama Height 7 points 12th John Knox 6.0 13th Walton and Pinetree Way 5.0



SECTION B
1st Malborough 15 points
2nd St.George`s B 14.5 
3rd Summit 9.0 4th St.George`s C 8.5 5th Panorama Height 5.0

DOES PLAYING CHESS MAKE YOU SMARTER ?


DOES PLAYING CHESS MAKE YOU SMARTER?
Chess Champions Feb 2014.jpg

Studies in cognitive neuroscience indicate that the game of chess has a number of cognitive benefits in children.  An exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, chess develops mental abilities used throughout life.  Some cognitive benefits of the game of chess include:
Chess boosts brain power in kids
Chess has shown to enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and visualization skills of students in elementary through high school….and did you know that the skills of students in the third grade were particularly impacted?  This is attributed to the rapid development of children in these age groups.
Chess improves IQ
One study revealed that children who took chess classes for 4 ½ months increased their IQ points.  Researchers attributed this to the concentration and logical thinking called for in the game.

Chess enhances arithmetic skills
Chess play has also been linked to the improvement of a child’s mathematical skills. These results have been attributed to the influence of chess on perceptual ability, which is a child’s capacity to deal and provide meaning to sensory stimulus.  As well, other studies reveal that objective reasoning, or the ability to think a few steps ahead, as the major reason why chess players demonstrate proficiency in math.
Chess hones verbal skills
So how does chess enhance verbal skills, despite the absence of words or verbal communication in the game?  One researcher believed that chess improves verbal skills since it utilizes all the abilities of an individual, or faculties of the mind (mathematical and administrative-directional tasks) whenever the game is played. Interesting result!
Chess sharpens critical thinking skills
It is not surprising that studies indicated enhancement of a child’s  critical thinking and good judgment skills with the playing of chess.
AND…..
Chess boosts emotional intelligence and psycho-social skills
Intelligence is not merely measured by IQ points; emotional intelligence plays a big role as well.  Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is defined as the person’s ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Regardless of race and socioeconomic status, chess has been shown to improve EI as well as psycho-social skills.
Chess works because it is self-motivating.  The game has fascinated humans for almost 2000 years, and through the goals of attach and defense culminating in checkmate, the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills. 
Congratulations to our Ridgeview Chess Team for their recent second place finish at the North Shore Regional Tournament. Ridgeview teammates include:  grade 6 students Jeremy, Noel, May, Philip, and Naomi and grade 4 student Brendan.  Congratulations to all!

Queen Capture

Answers for Queen Capture:
Level Beginner
1) Qxc8 (Queen captures rook on square c8)          2) Qxf3 (Queen captures knight on square f3)
3) Qxg4 (Queen captures pawn on g4)                    4) Qxg4 (Queen captures bishop on g4)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (b)
1) Qxd7 (Queen captures queen on square d7)        2) Qxe8 (Queen captures rook on square e8)
3) Qxa4 (Queen captures bishop on square a4)        4) Qxd8 (Queen captures rook on square e8)
5) Qxa4 (Queen captures queen on square a4)         6) Qxb3 (Queen captures knight on square b3)
7) Qxb8+ (Queen captures rook check on b8)         8) Qxa7 (Queen captures pawn on aquare a7)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (c)
1) Qxh5 (Queen captures pawn on square h5)           2) Qxa6  (Queen captures queen on square a6)
3) Qxb2 (Queen captures bishop on square b2)         4) Qxh5 (Queen captures knight on square h5)
5) Qxg6 (Queen captures queen on square g6)           6) Qxa8 (Queen captures rook on square a8)
7) Qxh6 (Queen captures queen on square h6)           8) Qxb7 (Queen captures pawn on square b7)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (d)
1) Qxc3 (Queen captures knight on square c3)         2) Qxf7+ (Queen captures knight f7 check)
3) Qxd6 (Queen captures pawn on square d6)          4) Qxh6+ (Queen captures pawn h6 check)
5) Qxc8+ (Queen captures rook c8 check)               6) Qxa7 (Queen captures queen on square a7)
7) Qxa7 (Queen captures pawn on square a7)           8) Qxh4 (Queen captures knight on square h4)
Queen Capture: Level Intermediate
1) Qxb7+ (Queen captures pawn b7 check)               2) Qxa3 (Queen captures bishop on square a3)
3) Qxe2 (Queen captures queen on square e2)            4) Qxe4+ (Queen captures knight e4 check)
5) Qaxg7# (Queen from a7 checkmate on g7)             6) Qxe4 (Queen captures knight e4)
7) Qxf5+ (Queen captures pawn f5 check)
Queen Capture: Level Intermediate (b)
1) Qxe6+ (Queen captures bishop e6 check)                2) Qxa5+ (Queen captures queen a5 check)
3) Qxa1# (Queen captures bishop a1 checkmate)         4) Qxe7# (Queen captures pawn e7 checkmate)
5) Qxe7+ (Queen captures pawn e7 check)                  6) Qxa5 (Queen captures knight on square a5)
7) Qxh8# (Queen captures bishop h8 checkmate)
Queen Capture: Level Advanced
1) Qxd4 (Queen capture pawn on square d4)              2) Qxb8+ (Queen captures bishop b8 check)
3) Qxc5 (Queen captures knight on square c5)            4) Qxc3 (Queen captures bishop on square c3)
5) Qxg7# (Queen captures bishop g7 checkmate)        6) Qxh5 (Queen captures rook on square h5)
7) Qxg6+ (Queen captures pawn g6 check)

Pawn Capture

Answers for Pawn capture:
Level Beginner:
1. hxg5 (Pawn from h captures knight on square g5)  2. cxb6 (Pawn from c captures queen on square b6)
3. fxe4 (Pawn from f captures rook on square e4)      4. bxc6 (Pawn from b captures bishop on c6)
Level Beginner (b):
1. cxb5 (Pawn captures bishop on square b5)            2. bxa6 (Pawn captures queen on square a6)
3. bxa7 (Pawn captures pawn on square a7)              4. gxf6 (Pawn captures knight on square f6)
5. exd5 (Pawn captures rook on square d5)               6. bxc6 (Pawn captures queen on c6)
7. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               8. cxb6 (Pawn captures rook on b6)
Level Beginner (c)
1. fxg4 (Pawn captures bishop on square g4)             2. bxc7 (Pawn captures queen on square c7)
3. axb5 (Pawn captures pawn on square b5)              4. gxh5 (Pawn captures queen on sqaure h5)
5. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               6. axb6 (Pawn captures pawn on square b6)
7. hxg7 (Pawn captures knight on square g7)              8. gxh5 (Pawn captures knight on square h5)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. bxa5 (Pawn captures queen on square a5)             2. hxg6 (Pawn captures pawn on square g6)
3. bxc8 (Pawn captures bishop on square c8)            4. exf6 (Pawn captures rook on square f6)
5. dxc5 (Pawn captures queen on square c5)             6. exd6 (Pawn captures bishop on square d6)
7. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               8. bxa5 (Pawn captures bishop on square a5)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. gxf6 (Pawn capture bishop on square f6)                2. fxg6 (Pawn captures rook on square g6)
3. hxg7 (Pawn captures rook on square g7)                4. dxc7 (Pawn capture queen on square c7)
5. b(or) dxc5+ (Pawn captures pawn on c5 check)      6. exf7+ (Pawn captures pawn on f7 check)
7. gxa4 (Pawn captures queen on a4)                          8. exf8+ (Pawn captures knight on f8 check)

Rook Capture

Answers for Rook Capture:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Rxb3 (Rook captures pawn on square b3)                  2. Rxb8+ (Rook captures queen b8 check)
3. Rxa1 (Rook captures bishop on square a1)                 4. Rxa5 (Rook captures pawn on square a5)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Rxa7 (Rook captures pawn on square a7)                   2. Rxg2 (Rook captures pawn on square g2)
3. Rxf7 (Rook captures queen on square f7)                    4. Rxd1 (Rook captures knight on square d1)
5. Rxh6+ (Rook captures queen h6 check)                      6. Rxe8+ (Rook captures rook e8 check)
7. Rxb6 (Rook captures pawn on square b6)                   8. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Rxc2 (Rook captures rook on square c2)                    2. Rxh6 (Rook captures queen on square h6)
3. Rxe7 (Rook captures rook on square e7)                    4. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
5. Rxf4 (Rook captures pawn on square f4)                    6. Rxd6 (Rook captures pawn on square d6)
7. Rxh5 (Rook captures bishop on square h5)                 8. Rxb6 (Rook captures bishop on square b6)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Rxa3 (Rook captures rook on square a3)                    2. Rxh4 (Rook captures queen on square h4)
3. Rxb2 (Rook captures pawn on square b2)                  4. Rxf4 (Rook captures pawn on square f4)
5. Rxb5 (Rook captures bishop on square b5)                 6. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
7. Rxb4 (Rook captures pawn on square b4)                   8. Rxa1 (Rook captures queen on square a1)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Rxh5 (Rook captures knight on square h5)                  2. Rxb6 (Rook captures pawn on square b6)
3. Rxa8 (Rook captures queen on square a8)                  4. Rxb3 (Rook captures bishop on square b3)
5. Rxc8+ (Rook captures bishop c8 check)                     6. Raxd7 (Rook from a7 captures knight d7)
7. Rxe2 (Rook captures pawn on square e2)                    8. Rxg6+ (Rook captures pawn g6 check)
Level Advanced
1. Rxb4 (Rook captures queen on square b4)                  2. Rxc2 (Rook captures knight on square c2)
3. Rxc3 (Rook captures rook on square c3)                    4. Rxa2 (Rook captures rook on square a2)
5. Rxg7+ (Rook captures bishop g7 check)                     6. Rxf7+ (Rook captures pawn f7 check)
7. Rxf5 (Rook captures pawn on square f5)                     8. Rxh4 (Rook captures bishop on square h4)

Bishop Capture

Answers for Bishop capture:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Bxh7 (Bishop captures pawn on square h7)           2. Bxg1 (Bishop captures queen on square g1)
3. Bxa8 (Bishop captures rook on square a1)            4. Bxc8 (Bishop captures rook on square c8)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Bxh6 (Bishop captures pawn on square h6)            2. Bxc6 (Bishop captures bishop on square c6)
3. Bxa6 (Bishop captures queen on square a6)            4. Bxf6+ (bishop captures pawn f6 check)
5. Bxb7+ (Bishop captures queen b7 check)              6. Bxc6 (Bishop captures rook on square c6
7. Bxa6 (Bishop captures bishop on square a6)           8. Bxd8 (Bishop captures rook on square d8)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Bxh6 (Bishop captures pawn on square h6)             2. Bxa8 (Bishop captures bishop on square a8)
3. Bxa7 (Bishop captures pawn on square a7)             4. Bxh2 (Bishop captures queen on square h2)
5. Bxd8 (Bishop captures knight on square d8)            6. Bxh7+ (Bishop captures rook h7 check)
7. Bxa7 (Bishop captures rook on square a7)              8. Bxf7 (Bishop captures rook on square f7)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Bxe6+ (Bishop captures pawn e6 check)                 2. Bxh6 (Bishop captures queen on square h6)
3. Bxg3 (Bishop captures rook on square g3)               4. Bxe4 (Bishop captures knight on square e4)
5. Bxd6 (Bishop captures pawn on square d6)               6. Bxh4 (Bishop captures queen on square h4)
 7. Bxf6+ (Bishop captures pawn f6 check)                    8. Bxf3 (Bishop captures knight on square f3)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Bxc1 (Bishop captures rook on square c1)                2. Bxh6 (Bishop captures rook on square h6)
3. Bxc8 (Bishop captures queen on square c8)               4. Bxf2 (Bishop captures knight on square f2)
5. Bxb2 (Bishop captures bishop on square b2)            6. Bxb5 (Bishop captures knight on square b5)
7. Bxh1 (Bishop captures queen on square h1)               8. Bxa5 (Bishop captures pawn on square a5)   
Level Advanced
1. Bxg7+ (Bishop captures bishop g7 check)                 2. Bxh2 (Bishop captures pawn on square h2)
3. Bxa2 (Bishop captures bishop on square a2)             4. Bxb7 (Bishop captures bishop on square b7)
5. Bxf7 (Bishop captures rook on square f7)                  6. Bxb7 (Bishop captures bishop on square b7)
7. Bxg8 (Bishop captures queen on square g8)

Knight Capture

Answers for Knight Capture:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Nxc3 (Knight captures bishop on square c3)               2. Nxf6+ (Knight captures pawn f6 check)
3. Nxh5 (Knight captures queen on square h5)                4. Nxc7 (Knight captures pawn on square c7)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Nxc4 (Knight captures pawn on square c4)                 2. Nxd3 (Knight captures queen on square d3)
3. Nxc6 (Knight captures bishop on square c6)                4. Nxb8 (Knight captures queen on square b8)
5. Nxd3 (Knight captures rook on square d3)                  6. Nxf7+ (Knight captures pawn f7 check)
7. Nxd7 (knight captures rook on square d7)                    8. Nxh7+ (Knight captures pawn h7 check)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Nxb4 (Knight captures pawn on square b4)                  2. Nxc8 (Knight captures rook on square c8)
3. Nxf4 (Knight captures queen on square f4)                   4. Nxd7+ (Knight captures knight d7 check)
5. Nxb7 (Knight captures bishop on square b7)                6. Nxh3 (Knight captures pawn on square h3)
7. Nxd4 (Knight captures rook on square d4)                   8. Nxa3 (Knight captures pawn on square a3)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Nxg6 (Knight captures pawn on square g6)                  2. Nxa8 (Knight captures rook on square a8)
3. Nxe4 (Knight captures bishop on square e4)                 4. Nxg7# (Knight captures pawn g7 checkmate)
5. Nxe7+ (Knight captures pawn e7 check)                      6. Nxd6 (Knight captures queen on square d6)
7. Nxb6 (Knight captures knight on square b6)                 8. Nxa8 (Knight captures rook on square a8)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Nxb5 (Knight captures bishop on square b5)                2. Nxg7+ (Knight captures pawn g7 check)
3. Nxe5 (Knight captures queen on square e5)                  4. Nxe6+ (Knight captures rook e6 check)
5. Nxg4 (Knight captures bishop on square g4)                 6. Nxc3 (Knight captures pawn on square c3)
7. Nxd4 (Knight captures rook on square d4)
Level Advanced
1. Nxd7+ (Knight captures pawn d7 check)                      2. Nxh6+ (Knight captures pawn h6 check)
3. Nxa4 (Knight capture queen on square on a4)               4. Nxf2 (Knight captures pawn on square f2)
5. Nxg4 (Knight captures pawn on square g4)                   6. Nxh6+ (Knight captures pawn h6 check)
7. Nxf7+ (Knight captures pawn f7 check)

King

Answers for getting the King out of check
Level Beginner (a)
1. Rf2 (Rook moves down to square f2)                     2. Kxe1 (King captures rook on square e1)
3. Kg2 (King moves to square g2)                             4. Kxh2 (King captures queen on square h2)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Kxd1 (King captures queen on square d1)              2. c3 (Pawn moves up to square c3)
3. Nxd1 (Knight captures queen on square d1)           4. R(or)Be1 (Rook or Bishop to square e1)
5. Nxf2 (Knight captures queen on square f2)             6. Kh2 (King moves up to square h2)
7. Kxh2 (King captures queen on square h2)              8. g3 (Pawn moves up to square g3)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Nxh2 (Knight captures queen on square h2)            2. fxe4 (Pawn captures Bishop on square e4)
3. Nxg4 (Knight captures rook on square g4)              4. Kh1 (King moves to square h1)
5. Kh1 (King moves to sqaure h1)                               6. Nf1 (Knight moves down to square f1)
7. Kh3 (King moves up to square h3)                          8. c4 (Pawn moves up to square c4)
Level Intermediate
1. Nxg5 (Knight captures queen on square g5)             2. Bxb2 (Bishop captures rook on square b2)
3. Kxd4 (King captures pawn on square d4)                4. d5 (Pawn captures uo to square d5)
5. Kc4 (King moves down to square c4)                      6. Nxh5 (Knight captures pawn on square h5)
7. Kxf1 (King captures rook on square f1)                   8. Rxa8 (Rook captures bishop on square a8)
Level Advanced
1. Kxc4 (King captures rook on square c4)                  2. Bxh1 (Bishop captures rook on square h1)
3. f3 (Pawn moves up to square f3)                              4. Rg3 (Rook moves to square g3)
5. Nxf5 (Knight captures queen on square f5)               6. Qf2 (Queen moves down to square f2)
7. Kxd2 (King captures bishop on square d2)               8. Qxe4 (Queen captures bishop on square e4)

Captures

Answers for captures:
Level Beginner (a)
1. exd5 (Pawn captures knight on square d5)               2. Rxh3 (Rook captures queen on square h3)
3. Qxa7 (Queen captures pawn on square a7)              4. Nxb8 (Knight captures rook on squareb8)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Rxd7 (Rook captures bishop on square d7)              2. Bxa8 (Bishop captures rook on square a8)
3. Rxh5 (Rook captures pawn on square h5)                 4. Bxd8 (Bishop captures rook on square d8)
5. hxg5 (Pawn captures pawn on square g5)                 6. Bxg5 (Bishop captures knight on square g5)
7. Kxg4 (King captures pawn on square g4)                 8. Qxd8 (Queen captures queen on square d8)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Qxa8 (Queen captures rook on square a8)               2. Nxd6 (Knight captures pawn on square d6)
3. Kxd3 (King captures knight on square d3)                4. Rxf7+ (Rook captures pawn f7 check)
5. Bxg7 (Bishop captures queen on square g7)              6. gxf8+ (Pawn captures rook f8 check)
7. Bxf6 (Bishop captures knight on square f6)               8. Qxf8+ (Queen captures knight f8 check)
Level Beginner (d)
1. Rxf6 (Rook captures knight on square f6)                 2. Bxh6 (Bishop captures pawn on square h6)
3. Rxf8+ (Rook captures queen f8 check)                    4. Bxf8 (Bishop captures rook on square f8)
5. Bxh6 (Bishop captures queen on square h6)             6. Qxe6+ (Queen captures pawn e6 check)
7. hxg6 (Pawn captures pawn on square g6)                 8. Nxa6 (Knight captures queen on square a6)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Nxc7 (Knight captures knight on square c7)              2. bxc3 (Pawn captures rook on square c3
3. Qxh4 (Queen captures pawn on square h4)               4. Nxh4 (Knight captures queen on square h4)
5. Bxa8 (Bishop captures rook on square a8)                6. gxh7 (Pawn captures rook on square h7)
7. Bxd5+ (Bishop captures bishop d5 check)                8. Bxa5 (Bishop captures pawn on square a5)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Rxf6 (Rook captures knight on square f6)                  2. Nxa3 (Knight captures rook on square a3)
3. Qxb8 (Queen captures rook on square b8)                4. Qxb7 (Queen captures pawn on square b7)
5. cxb8+ (Pawn captures knight b8 check)                    6. Bxf6+ (Bishop captures bishop f6 check)
7. gxh4 (Pawn captures bishop on square h4)                8. Nxe4 (Knight captures rook on square e4)
Level Intermediate (c)
1. Qxe4 (Queen captures queen on square e4)               2. Bxa6 (Bishop captures rook on square a6)
3. Qxa5 (Queen captures pawn on square a5)                4. gxh5 (Pawn captures queen on square h5)
5. axb7 (Pawn captures pawn on square b7)                  6. Rxf7 (Rook captures pawn on square f7)
7. bxa5 (Pawn captures rook on square a5)                   8. Bxh5 (Bishop captures pawn on square h5)
Level Advanced (a)
1. Rxd6 (Rook captures knight on square d6)                 2. Bxe2 (Bishop captures pawn on square e2)
3. Qxd2 (Queen captures rook on square d2)                4. Qxb7# (Queen captures pawn b7 checkmate)
5. Bxc6+ (Bishop captures bishop c6 check)                  6. Nxg4+ (Knight captures pawn g4 check)
7. Qxa6+ (Queen captures bishop a6 check)
Level Advanced (b)
1. Nxg2 (Knight captures rook on square g2)                  2. Nxf3 (Knight captures knight on square f3)
3. Nxa2 (Knight captures pawn on square a2)                 4. Rxd8+ (Rook captures rook d8 check)
5. Nxg3 (Knight captures pawn on square g3)                  6. Rxd4 (Rook captures knight on square d4)
7. Rbxb6 (Rook from b5 captures pawn b6)


Check

Answers for checking the King:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Ra8# (Rook moves up to a8 checkmate)                             2. Bb5+ (Bishop moves up to square b5)
3. Qd8# (Queen moves up to d8 checkmate)                          4. Qh5# (Queen moves up to h5 checkmate)
5. Qxf7# (Queen captures pawn f7 checkmate)                       6. a8# (Pawn moves up to a8 checkmate)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Rh1+ (Rook moves to square h1 check)                              2. Qg4+ (Queen moves up to g4 check)
3. Bc2 or f7+ (Bishop moves to c2 or f7 check)                      4. Qc4+ (Queen moves up to c4 check)
5. Nf7+ (Knight moves up to square f7 check)                         6. Rxg7+ (Rook captures pawn g7 check)
7. Qf7+ (Queen moves up to square f7 check)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Re7+ (Rook moves up to square e7 check)                         2. exf6+ (Pawn captures pawn f6 check)
3. Qxh7+ (Queen captures pawn h7 check)                             4. g4+ (Pawn moves up to g4 check)
5. Qxh8+ (Queen captures rook h8 check)                              6. Ne7+ (Knight moves up to e7 check)
7. Rxf8+ (Rook captures rook on square f8 check)
Level Intermediate (a) (Black to play)
1. Bxg2+ (Bishop captures pawn g2 check)                             2. Rg4+ (Rook moves down to g4 check)
3. Rxd1+ (Rook captures rook d1 check)                               4. Be3+ (Bishop moves down to e3 check)
5. Qb6+ (Queen moves to square b6)                                     6. Nh3# (Knight moves down h3 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (b) (Black to play)
1. Qxg5+ (Queen captures pawn g5 check)                            2. Ne2+ (Knight moves to square e2 check)
3. Qh2+ (Queen moves down to h2 check)                            4. Rf1# (Rook moves down to f1 checkmate)
5. Rxg2+ (Rook captures pawn g2 check)                             6. Bd4+ (Bishop moves down to d4 check)
7. Rg2+ (Rook moves to square g2 check)                            8. Nd3+ (Knight moves down to d3 check)
Level Advanced (a) (Black to play)
1. Qb7+ (Queen moves up to b7 check)                               2. e5+ (Pawn moves down to e5 check)
3. Qxh4+ (Queen captures pawn h4 check)                          4. e4+ (Pawn moves down to e4 check)
5. Ne8 or h5+ (Knight moves to e8 or h5 check)                  6. fxg4+ (Pawn captures pawn g5 check)
7. fxe2+ (Pawn captures knight e2 check)                            8. Rd3+ (Rook moves down d3 check)
Level Advanced (b) (Black to play)
1. Qxd3+ (Queen captures bishop d3 check)                        2. Qh7+ (Queen moves to h7 check)
3. Nf3+ (Knight moves down to f3 check)                            4. e4+ (Pawn moves down to e4 check)
5. b1+ (Pawn moves down to b1 check)                              6. Bf1+ (Bishop moves down to f1 check)
7. e5+ (Pawn moves down to e5 check)                               8. Re1+ (Rook moves down to e1 check)


Checkmate

Answers for Checkmate:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Bf6# (Bishop moves up to f6 checkmate)                   2. Be5# (Bishop moves down to e5 checkmate)
3. Ba2# (Bishop moves up to a2 checkmate)                  4. Bh5# (Bishop moves up to h5 checkmate)
5. Be3# (Bishop moves down to e3 checkmate)             6. Bxg7# (Bishop capture pawn g7 checkmate)
7. Bc8# (Bishop moves up to c8 checkmate)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Rh1# (Rook moves to h1 checkmate)                         2. Re8# (Rook moes up to e8 checkmate)
3. Rg8# (Rook moves up to g8 checkmate)                    4. Rg8# (Rook moves up to g8 checkmate)
5. Rh2# (Rook moves to h2 checkmate)                          6. Rg7# (Rook moves to g7 checkmate)
7. Rh7# (Rook moves up to h7 checkmate)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Rc1# (Rook moves down to c1 checkmate)               2. Rc8# (Rook moves up to c8 checkmate)
3. Ra2# (Rook moves to a2 checkmate)                         4. Rf8# (Rook moves to f8 checkmate)
5. Re8# (Rook moves up to e8 checkmate)                    6. Rag7 (Rook from a to g7 checkmate)
7. Rf8# (Rook moves up to f8 checkmate)                      8. Ra1# (Rook moves to a1 checkmate)
Level Beginner (d)
1. Ng6# (Knight moves up to g6 checkmate)                 2. Nf6# (Knight moves up to f6 checkmate)
3. Ng6# (Knight moves up to g6 checkmate)                 4. Nh6# (Knight moves up to h6 checkmate)
5. Nf7# (Knight moves up to f7 checkmate)                  6. Nf7# (Knight moves up to f7 checkmate)
7. Nxf7# (Knight captures pawn f7 checkmate)             8. Ng5# (Knight moves down to g5 checkmate)
Level Beginner (e)
1. Qg7orQh7or Qa8orQb8orQc8# checkmate             2. Qc2# (Queen moves to c2 checkmate)
3. Qh8# (Queen moves up to h8 checkmate)                 4. Qa1# (Queen moves to a1 checkmate)
5. Qg1# (Queen moves down to g1 checkmate)            6. Qg6# (Queen moves to g6 checkmate)
7. Qxg2# (Queen captures pawn g2 checkmate)           8. Qh7# (Queen moves up to h7 checkmate)
Level Beginner (f)
1. Qg7# (Queen moves up to g7 checkmate)                 2. Qf8# (Queen moves up to f8 checkmate)
3. Qg6# (Queen moves to g6 checkmate)                      4. Qxg6# (Queen captures pawn g6 checkmate)
5. Qh5# (Queen moves down to h5 checkmate)            6. Qh5# (Queen moves up to h5 checkmate)
7. Qh6# (Queen moves to h6 checkmate)                     8. Qh8# (Queen oves up to h8 checkmate
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Qa7# (Queen moves up to a7 checkmate)                 2. Bf7# (Bishop moves up to f7 checkmate)
3. Qb6# (Queen moves up to b6 checkmate)                 4. Nf7# (Knight moves up to f7 checkmate)
5. Qb7# (Queen moves up to b7 checkmate)                 6. Rxd8# (Rook captures rook on d8 checkmate)
7. Qxb7# (Queen captures bishop on b7 checkmate)  
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Rxa7# (Rook captures pawn on a7 checkmate)           2. Qb8# (Queen moves up to b8 checkmate)
3. Qh8# (Queen moves up to h8 checkmate)                   4. g7# (Pawn moves up to g7 checkmate)
5. Qg8# (Qeen moves up to g8 checkmate)                    6. Qd8# (Queen moves up to d8 checkmate)
7. Rc8# (Rook moves up to c8 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (c)
1. Qa5# (Queen moves down to a5 checkmate)              2. Nf7# (Knight moves up to f7 checkmate)
3. a7# (Pawn moves up to a7 checkmate)                       4. Be4# (Bishop moving up to e4 checkmate)
5. Qxb7# (Queen captures pawn b7 checkmate)             6. Re8# (Rook moving up to e8 checkmate)
7. Nf7# (Knight moving up to f7 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (d)
1. Qxf8# (Queen captures bishop f8 checkmate)             2. Qxf7# (Queen captures pawn f7 checkmate)
3. Rh6# (Rook moves to square h6 checkmate)              4. Qe6# (Queen moves to square e6 checkmate)
5. Nh6# (Knight moves to square h6 checkmate)            6. Qd8# (Queen moves up to d8 checkmate)
7. Qxa8# (Queen captures rook a8 checkmate)              8. Ne7# (Knight moves down to e7 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (e)
1. Qh8# (Queen moves up to h8 checkmate)                  2. Rh8# (Rook moves up to h8 checkmate)
3. Qxf7# (Queen captures pawn f7 checkmate)              4. Nc7# (Knight moves up to c7 checkmate)
5. Qxg7# (Queen captures pawn g7 checkmate)             6. g7# (Pawn moves up to g7 checkmate)
7. Rh7# (Rook moves to square h7 checkmate)              8. c8# (Pawn moves up to c8 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (f)
1. Qd6# (Queen moves up to d6 checkmate)                 2. Qe8# (Queen moves up to e8 checkmate)
3. Qg7# (Queen moves up to g7 checkmate)                  4. Qd6# (Queen moves up to d6 checkmate)
5. Qc8# (Queen moves up to c8 checkmate)                  6. Qf3# (Queen moves up to f3 checkmate)
7. Nf6# (Knight moves up to f6 checkmate)                   8. f3# (Pawn moves up to f3 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (g)
1. Qh6# (Queen moves up to h6 checkmate)                  2. f8# (Pawn moves up to f8 checkmate)
3. Bf1# (Bishop moves down to f1 checkmate)               4. Qf3# (Queen moves up to f3 checkmate)
5. Qd5# (Queen moves up to d5 checkmate)                  6. Qb1# (Queen moves down to b1 checkmate)
7. Qe6# (Queen moves up to e6 checkmate)                  8. Qe5# (Queen moves down to e5 checkmate)
Level Intermediate (h)
1. g8# (Pawn g8 promotes as a Rook)                             2. h8# (Pawn h8 promotes as a Bishop)
3. c8# (Pawn c8 promotes as a Knight)                            4. f8# (Pawn f8 promotes as a Rook)
5. c8# (Pawn c8 promotes as a Rook)                             6. a8# (Pawn a8 promotes as a Knight)
7. f8# (Pawn f8 promotes as a Rook)
Level Advanced (a)
1. Nc1# (Knight moves down to c1 checkmate)               2. Ne2# (Knight moves to e2 checkmate)
3. Rdxg6# (Rook from d captures pawn g6)                     4. Qg2# (Queen moves to g2 checkmate)
5. Qa7# (Queen moves to a7 checkmate)                         6. Bf7# (Bishop moves up to f7 checkmate)
Level Advanced (b)
1. Bxf7# (Bishop captures pawn f7 checkmate)                2. Qh7# (Queen moves up to h7 checkmate)
3. Bxe6# (Bishop captures pawn e6 checkmate)               4. Qh3# (Queen moves down to h3 checkmate)
5. Qc3# (Queen moves down to c3 checkmate)               6. Qxg8# (Queen moves up to g8 checkmate)
Level Advanced (c) 
1. Be7# (Bishop moves up to e7 checkmate)                    2. Ng6# (Knight moves up  to g6 checkmate)
3. Rd7# (Rook moves to d7 checkmate)                          4. Rd8# (Rook moves up to d8 checkmate)
5. Qxg6# (Queen captures pawn h6 checkmate)               6. Qg8# (Queen moves up to g8 checkmate)
Level Advanced (d)
1. Rb1# (Rook moves to square b1 checkmate)               2. Qd5# (Queen moves to square d5 checkmate)
3. Qh5# (Queen moves up to square h5 checkmate)         4. Be7# (Bishop moves up to e7 checkmate)
5. Ng5# (Knight moves up to square g5 checkmate)         6. Qh6# (Queen moves to h6 checkmate)
Level Advanced (e)
1. e5# (Pawn moves up to square e5 checkmate)             2. Qg7# (Queen moves up to g7 checkmate)
3. Qg6# (Queen moves up to g6 checkmate)                    4. Be5# (Bishop moves down to e5 checkmate)
5. Qxf7# (Queen captures pawn f7 checkmate)                6. Bc2# (Bishop moves down to c2 checkmate)
Level Advanced (f)
1. Qh5# (Queen moves to square h5 checkmate)             2. Nf4# (Knight moves down to f4 checkmate)
3. Qc5# (Queen moves to c5 checkmate)                        4. Qf5# (Queen moves to square f5 checkmate)
5. Rxg6# (Rook captures pawn g6 checkmate)                6. Nxg6# (Knight captures pawn g6 checkmate)
Level Advanced (g)
1. Qd8# (Queen moves up to d8 checkmate)                   2. Qd8# (Queen moves up to d8 checkmate)
3. Qxh6# (Queen captures pawn to h6 checkmate)          4. Qb1# (Queen moves down to b1 checkmate)
5. Qxh5# (Queen captures h5 checkmate)                       6. Bh8# (Bishop moves up to h8 checkmate)
Level Advanced (h)
1. Qd1# (Queen moves down to d1 checkmate)               2. Nf6# (Knight moves to square f6 checkmate)
3. Rh2# (Rook moves to h2 checkmate)                           4. Qg2# (Queen moves to square g2 checkmate)
5. Qh3# (Queen moves to square h3 checkmate)              6. Nf6# (Knight moves to square f6 checkmate)
Level Advanced (i)
1. Qh5# (Queen moves to square h5 checkmate)              2. Qxg8# (Queen capture rook g8 checkmate)
3. Qa6# (Queen moves to square a6 checkmate)              4. Qd1# (Queen moves to square d1 checkmate)
5. Qd5# (Queen moves down to d5 checkmate)               6. Nb5# (Knight moves to square b5 checkmate)
Level Advanced (j)
1. Qf6# (Queen moves up to c7 checkmate)                     2. Qg2# (Queen moves down to g2 checkmate)
3. c4# (Pawn moves up to c4 checkmate)                          4. Nh7# (Knight moves to sqaure h7 checkmate)
5. Qa2# (Queen moves to square a2 checkmate)               6. Nde3# (Knight from d to e3  checkmate)
Level Advanced (k)
1. Qxc6# (Queen captures pawn c6 checkmate)                2. Bb6# (Bishop moves to b6 checkmate)
3. Be5# (Bishop moves to e5 checkmate)                          4. Qf2# (Queen moves down to f2 checkmate)
5. Qg7# (Queen moves to square g7 checkmate)               6. Rg3 # (Rook moves to g3 checkmate)