North Shore Junior Chess Club

Junior Chess Club in West Vanc. 

Info chessinschool@yahoo.com (Luc Poitras National Chess Monster, I mean Master) 778.846.0496

October    Schedule 2019
Chess on Wednesday and Sunday at the WV Center 

Starting Wednesday Oct. 02  to Nov. 20  at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd . Chess for Kids (G3 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 8 Wednesdays.  Fee $64 -  or $12 drop-in ($20 drop-in for 2 kids from the same family).

Starting Sunday Oct. 20 to Dec. 08 (No class on Nov. 10) at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G1 and up) 4:50pm to 6:00pm for 7 Sundays.  Fee $56 -  or $12 drop-in ($20 drop-in for 2 kids from the same family).  


Winter Schedule 2020  
Chess on Sunday at the WV Center 


Starting Sunday January 12  to March 01  at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd . Chess for Kids (G1 and up) 3:40pm to 4:50pm for 7 Sundays (No class on Feb. 16)
.  Fee $56 -  or $12 drop-in ($20 drop-in for 2 kids from the same family).

Starting Sunday January 12  to March 01  at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd . Chess for Kids (G3 and up) 4:50pm to 6:00pm for 7 Sundays (No class on Feb. 16).  Fee $56 -  or $12 drop-in ($20 drop-in for 2 kids from the same family).

                             
                               





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 (2019-20). Hopefully you will join my chess club. Fun guaranteed but I can`t guaranteed the checkmates.

                  Picture of my 2 Chess Master Certificate at: 

               Summer camps available in 2020

2019 SUMMER CHESS CAMPS FOR KIDS

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

at 2062 Esquimalt West Vancouver  (United Church)


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
Name of the school your child is presently attending
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 Chess Championship Junior 2019

Here the results of the North Shore Chess Championship Junior 2019 sponsored by Ridgeview School on Friday March 08

The event is a combination of single and team school event. 54 participants and 8 schools participated.

Best Schools are 1st West Bay 2nd Ridgeview 3rd Chartwell 4th Pauline Johnson
5th Cleveland 6th Brooksbank 7/8 Hollyburn and Westcot


Standings. North Shore Chess Junior 2019: Grade 6-7 (top 5 players/ 8 participants)
# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Daniel Vander LIONSG W6 W5 W3 D2 W8 4.5
2 Tom Dai CHARTW L5 W8 W4 D1 W3 3.5
3 Josh Yahav BROOK W8 W4 L1 W5 L2 3.0
4 Miles Hu RIDGE W7 L3 L2 W8 W5 3.0
5 Carter Steunenberg BROOK W2 L1 W8 L3 L4 2.0


Standings. North Shore Chess Junior 2019: Grade 5
# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Alan Chen COVECL W6 W2 W3 W4 W7 5.0
2 Lynn Xu RIDGE W8 L1 W5 W3 L4 3.0
3 Justin Ha UPPER W7 W4 L1 L2 W6 3.0
4 Attila Bennett PJ W5 L3 W6 L1 W2 3.0
5 Charlie Mortimer COVECL L4 W8 L2 W7 D8 2.5
6 Samuel Roy BROOK L1 W7 L4 W8 L3 2.0
7 Mateo Rockhill PJ L3 L6 W8 L5 L1 1.0


Standings. North Shore Chess Junior 2019: Grade 4 (top 10 players/ 12 participants)
# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Ethan Lam CLEVEL W8 W2 W6 W5 W7 5.0
2 Ilia Khademi WBAY W10 L1 W3 W9 W5 4.0
3 Annika Colpitts RIDGE W4 D7 L2 D6 W9 3.0
4 Wyatt Gitt WBAY L3 W12 L9 W11 W6 3.0
5 Charlie Young HOLLYB W11 D8 W7 L1 L2 2.5
6 James Stewart WESTCO W9 W11 L1 D3 L4 2.5
7 Arshia WBAY W12 D3 L5 W10 L1 2.5
8 Christopher Martins WBAY L1 D5 L10 W12 W11 2.5
9 Jin-Woo Myong WBAY L6 W10 W4 L2 L3 2.0
10 Arseny Poseshchennyy CLEVEL L2 L9 W8 L7 W12 2.0



Standings. North Shore Chess Junior 2019: Grade 3 (top 16 players/ 20 participants)
# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Dorsa Shaeri RIDGE W16 W15 W4 W3 D2 4.5
2 Joseph Cheng WBAY W17 W8 W12 W7 D1 4.5
3 Jennifer Chen WBAY W19 W6 W11 L1 W5 4.0
4 Ocean Wang WESTCO W9 W5 L1 W11 W6 4.0
5 Vander Franke RIDGE W10 L4 W15 W9 L3 3.0
6 Behdad Mahdian RIDGE W14 L3 W8 W13 L4 3.0
7 Akbar Jadavji PJ L15 W10 W14 L2 W11 3.0
8 Sam Kukucka PJ W20 L2 L6 W16 W13 3.0
9 Keon Roboubi PJ L4 W16 W17 L5 W14 3.0
10 Fumiyuki Okochi HOLLYB L5 L7 W19 W20 W12 3.0
11 Jack Wu RIDGE W13 W12 L3 L4 L7 2.0
12 Martin Sobotka CHARTW W18 L11 L2 W15 L10 2.0
13 Brandon Joseph HOLLYB L11 W19 W20 L6 L8 2.0
14 Ohin Samji WESTCO L6 W18 L7 W17 L9 2.0
15 Aditya Desai WESTCO W7 L1 L5 L12 W18 2.0
16 Jayden Moon CHARTW L1 L9 W18 L8 W17 2.0



Standings. North Shore Chess Junior 2019: Grade 2 (top 6 players/ 8 participants)
# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Ryan Chen CHARTW W8 W2 W3 W5 W6 5.0
2 Nicholas Clark CLEVEL W7 L1 W4 W3 W8 4.0
3 David Sowden WBAY W5 W4 L1 L2 W7 3.0
4 Owen Conberre PJ W6 L3 L2 W8 D5 2.5
5 Ryan Wang RIDGE L3 W6 W7 L1 D4 2.5
6 Rajeen Dulay BROOK L4 L5 W8 W7 L1 2.0

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

Chess is not as Easy


As Surfing



But safer as exploring the Jungle


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)