North Shore Junior Chess Club

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

Info (Luc Poitras National Chess Monster, I mean Master) 778.846.0496

FALL schedule 2018
Chess on Tuesday in  W.V. 

Starting Tuesday October 09 to November 27 at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 8 Tuesdays.  Fee $60 -  or $10 drop-in.

WINTER schedule 2019

Chess on Tuesday and Sunday in  W.V. 

Starting Tuesday January 15 to March 05 (No class on Feb. 26)  the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 7 Tuesdays.  Fee $50 -  or $10 drop-in.
Starting Sunday January 27 to March 03rd at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G1 and up) 4:50pm to 6:00pm for 6 Sundays.  Fee $45 -  or $10 drop-in.

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.



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.

1st Annual VCS Junior Chess Championship

Standings. 1st Annual VCS Junior Chess: Section Grade 6/7
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Oliver Kiff. W3 W4 W2 W6 W5 5.0
2 Noah Law W6 W3 L1 W4 W4 4.0
3 Zainab Anseri. L1 L2 W7 B--- W6 3.0
4 Tom Dai W5 L1 W6 L2 L2 2.0
5 Kaan Aladogan L4 L6 B--- W7 L1 2.0
6 Daniel Vander L2 W5 L4 L1 L3 1.0
7 Sean Lawlor H--- H--- L3 L5 U--- 1.0

Standings. 1st Annual VCS Junior Chess: Section Grade 5
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Hayden Lee W8 W2 W5 W4 L3 4.0
2 Andre Dossa W7 L1 W12 W6 W4 4.0
3 Eadan Chan W9 L5 W10 W8 W1 4.0
4 Donovan Wong W11 W12 W6 L1 L2 3.0
5 Alan Chen W13 W3 L1 W12 L7 3.0
6 Gianna Lee W10 W9 L4 L2 W8 3.0
7 Asher Chan . L2 L8 B--- W10 W5 3.0
8 Logan Uy L1 W7 W13 L3 L6 2.0
9 Bjorn Jensen L3 L6 W11 D13 D12 2.0
10 Miles Foster L6 W11 L3 L7 B--- 2.0
11 Eisha Bhardwaj L4 L10 L9 B--- W13 2.0
12 Jay Tanaka B--- L4 L2 L5 D9 1.5
13 Adam Luu L5 B--- L8 D9 L11 1.5

Standings. 1st Annual VCS Junior Chess: Section Grade 4
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Nathan Herst W5 W2 W3 W7 W6 5.0
2 Ilia Khademi W12 L1 W5 W6 W3 4.0
3 Fraron Malhotra W4 W8 L1 W10 L2 3.0
4 Michael Lok L3 W9 L6 W8 W7 3.0
5 Charlie Young L1 W12 L2 W9 W10 3.0
6 Naethan Ang W11 D7 W4 L2 L1 2.5
7 Annika Colpitts W10 D6 W8 L1 L4 2.5
8 Marcus Chan W9 L3 L7 L4 W11 2.0
9 Jin-Woo Myong L8 L4 W11 L5 W12 2.0
10 Wyatt Gitt L7 D11 W12 L3 L5 1.5
11 Sam Safemode L6 D10 L9 D12 L8 1.0
12 Sofia Dibai L2 L5 L10 D11 L9 0.5

Standings. 1st Annual VCS Junior Chess: Section Grade 3
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Joseph Cheng W7 W6 W3 W2 W9 5.0
2 Dorsa Shaeri W11 W9 W8 L1 W6 4.0
3 Howard Wang W20 W4 L1 W7 W8 4.0
4 Micah Chow W13 L3 D11 W16 W10 3.5
5 Paul Yu L10 D12 W20 W11 W13 3.5
6 Allen Li W18 L1 W16 W13 L2 3.0
7 Keon Roboudi L1 W17 W10 L3 W14 3.0
8 Joshua Chen W15 W14 L2 D9 L3 2.5
9 Ocean Wang W19 L2 W15 D8 L1 2.5
10 Zion Ng W5 D16 L7 W12 L4 2.5
11 Behdad Mahdian L2 W20 D4 L5 W16 2.5
12 Vander Franke L14 D5 W19 L10 W17 2.5
13 Ohin Samji L4 W18 W14 L6 L5 2.0
14 Keegan Loo W12 L8 L13 W18 L7 2.0
15 Finn LeCompte L8 W19 L9 L17 W20 2.0
16 Nathaniel Hartz W17 D10 L6 L4 L11 1.5
17 Joseph Lee L16 L7 D18 W15 L12 1.5
18 Martin Sobotka L6 L13 D17 L14 D19 1.0
19 Joe Roboot L9 L15 L12 D20 D18 1.0
20 Gloria Collins L3 L11 L5 D19 L15 0.5

Standings. 1st Annual VCS Junior Chess: Section Grade 2
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Ryan Chen W10 W3 W2 W4 W5 5.0
2 Nicholas Clark W4 W6 L1 W3 W8 4.0
3 Krishna Bhardwaj W5 L1 W6 L2 W10 3.0
4 Ryan Wang L2 W8 W7 L1 W9 3.0
5 Bradly Klotz L3 W9 W10 D6 L1 2.5
6 Keava Malhotra W8 L2 L3 D5 D7 2.0
7 Adrian Soofi D9 D10 L4 D8 D6 2.0
8 Jacob Fallah L6 L4 W9 D7 L2 1.5
9 Bob Qwerty D7 L5 L8 D10 L4 1.0
10 Jaden Zhang L1 D7 L5 D9 L3 1.0


        2019 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 kindergrten  and up.  

For each camp, 2 to 4 certified chess instructors on site.
Camps are :

July 08-12    (10:30 to 12:30) For kindergarten to Grade 2. The Cost is $100.
July 08-12     (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)  For Grade 3 and up. The Cost is $135.
July 29-August 02    (9:30 to 12:30) For Grade 3 and up. The Cost is $135.
July 29-August 02    (1 to 3pm ) For kindergarten to Grade 2. The Cost is $100.

at 2062 Esquimalt West Vancouver  (United Church)

To register or for some info please  email me: 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.

Chess is not as Easy

As Surfing

But safer as exploring the Jungle

BC Teams Elementary Chess Championship 2018

Malborough A      15.5   Champion for a 2nd time
St.George's A     13.0
Erma Stephenson A 12.5
James Whiteside A 10.5
Suncrest A        10.5
Van Christian A    6.5
John Knox A        6.0
Pauline Johnson A  5.5

St.George's B     17.0
Malborough B      14.5
Van Christian B    8.0
York House B       7.5
Erma Stephenson B  7.0
West Bay B         6.0

Spring St.George's Junior Chess Tournaments

Standings. SaintsSpring2018: Grade5-7
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Edward Jeong W4 W6 W2 W3 W5 5.0
2 Farbod Amadi W6 W3 L1 W5 W4 4.0
3 Tom Dai W5 L2 W4 L1 W6 3.0
4 Jordan Liu L1 W5 L3 L6 L2 1.0
5 Brandon Mok L3 L4 W6 L2 L1 1.0
6 Maxwell Cook L2 L1 L5 W4 L3 1.0

Standings. SaintsSpring2018: Grade3-4
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Jason Chen W5 D7 W2 W3 W4 4.5
2 Brian Shao W4 W3 L1 W5 W7 4.0
3 Charlie Young W8 L2 W7 L1 W5 3.0
4 Adrian Wong L2 W6 D5 W7 L1 2.5
5 Alex Selent L1 W8 D4 L2 L3 1.5
6 Logan Uy D7 L4 B--- U--- U--- 1.5
7 Willem Urban D6 D1 L3 L4 L2 1.0

Standings. SaintsSpring2018: Grade2
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Keon Roboudi W5 W3 W2 W4 W6 5.0
2 Zion Ng W9 W4 L1 W3 L5 3.0
3 Paul Yu W7 L1 W6 L2 W9 3.0
4 Lucas Li W6 L2 W5 L1 W7 3.0
5 Logan Okamura L1 D7 L4 W9 W2 2.5
6 Micah Chow L4 W9 L3 W7 L1 2.0
7 Max Wang L3 D5 W9 L6 L4 1.5
8 Shawn Liu H--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.5
9 Joshua Fan L2 L6 L7 L5 L3 0.0

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
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

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


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.
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)