Step 3 USCF rating up to 1600

manual Step 3

It is necessary to be proficiant in step 2 before proceeding with step 3. It continues on the tactical subjects, with a slight increase in difficulty. Thinking ahead becomes more important and a first start with pawn endgames is made.


Content



ManualWorkbook
      17 Basic lessons:

  1. Completing the opening
  2. Discovered and double check
  3. Attack on a pinned piece
  4. Mate through access
  5. The square of the pawn
  6. Eliminating the defence
  7. Defending against a double attack
  8. Mini plan
  9. Draw
  10. X-ray
  11. The opening
  12. Defending against a pin
  13. Mobility
  14. Key squares (1)
  15. Pinned pieces
  16. Threats
  17. Key squares (2)
14 lessons for workbook 'Plus':

  1. The X-ray effect
  2. Pinned pieces
  3. The rook pawn
  4. The intermediate move
  5. Vulnerability in the opening
  6. Mini plans
  7. Mate
  8. Elimination of the defence
  9. Under-promotion
  10. Development
  11. Pinning
  12. Defend against mate
  13. The square of the pawn
  14. The discovered attack

    Articles about:

  • Thinking ahead
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Homework
  • Training games
  • Discussing the games
  • Help
  • Competition formats

    Lesson summaries for:

  • Discovered attack: double check
  • Attack on a pinned piece
  • Access and mating patterns
  • Pawn ending: the square of the pawn
  • Eliminating the defence
  • Defending against the double attack
  • Draw
  • X-ray
  • Defending against the pin
  • Mobility
  • Key squares
  • A pinned piece is a bad defender

+ 489 positions diagrammed


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