How did you go with last week's easy puzzle? At least it was easy if you're on the look out for some basic chess ideas. Everyone should be thinking about all the Checks they can do (and that their opponent can do to them) especially with their best pieces. Also, everyone should be aware of the weak spots, squares f2 for White and f7 for Black. With these ways of thinking, the puzzle was unbelievably easy!
Here's this week's puzzle, which is quite easy, but not as easy as last week's.
Do you know who the top players in the World are? I'll be updating this list weekly on a Tuesday. The World Champion has just won a tournament in Holland and stays as World Number 1.
This blog will help students to better understand chess patterns and thinking skills. It will also include some information and some fun. Each week there will be puzzles and some chess ideas and information to look at.
An easy one to start with, but beware!!! They will get harder!