Learning Chess Workbook Step 4 Plus

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For many trainers the number of exercises in the ordinary workbooks is enough, but not for everyone. For many years there has been asked for 'more'.
Therefore, next to the existing workbooks the Extra workbooks and the Plus workbooks will be published.

The students will be able to do more exercises on almost the same level and consequently remain busy with the same step for a longer period. It is important that the difficulty level does not go up too quickly.

The problem of proceeding (too) quickly to the next step, that a lot of children are not yet ready for, can be prevented in this way.
Is it useful to solve many exercises?

In her column on Chesscafe Susan Polgar gives the following suggestion how the beginner should play better chess. One of the first things I suggest you to do is study middlegame tactics and endgame techniques.

There are many tactical puzzle books that you can learn from. I would say you can start with 10-20 puzzles daily. These puzzles can be checkmate in 1 or 2 or tactics that involve pins, forks, discovered attacks, etc. As you get better and more efficient, you can increase to maybe 30-40 puzzles daily. If you have time, the more puzzles you solve, the better you will become.

Plus workbook
This book contains:
• New subjects
• Subjects which have been given too little attention in the 'ordinary' books due to the lack of space
• Broadening of the important subjects
• Subjects from a previous step on a higher level

The contents of the Workbook Step 4 plus:

More or less new topics:

  • Trapping
    Prepatory move (luring, eliminating the defence, chasing, targeting and clearing.
  • The opening
    Vulnerability in the opening
  • Mini-plan
    Opening the position
  • Solving problems
    An ordinary chess player stays away from the chess problem, but they are worthwhile!
    Don't skip them!
    Have a look! Mate in two!
  • Elaborating the already introduced material:

  • Mini-plans
    Activating a piece, exploiting vulnerability
  • Attacking the king
    Cooperation queen/bishop and queen/knight; open file and opening files
  • Draw
    Avoiding stalemate, insufficient material, perpetual check
  • Blocking and interfering
    The prepatory moves chasing and luring
  • Discovered attack
    Setting up a battery
  • Eindspeltechniek
    Strategy, tactics and vulnerability in the endgame. Technique, defending and the rook pawn.

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    Publication date:
    January 01, 2013
    Number of pages:
    Van Wijgerden
    140 gram

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