Step 3 plus

Workbook Step 3 plus

The contents of the Workbook Step 3 plus:

New topics:

  • underpromotion
  • the intermediate (in-between) move
  • the rook pawn

Elaborating on already introduced material:

  • Mini-plans
    Activating a piece, increasing activity, improving the pawn structure, exploiting vulnerability.
  • Eliminating of the defence
    Eliminate two defenders with one piece, eliminate two defenders at the same time and luring away a defender with two functions
  • Mate
    Bring in the chaser, the guard or the helper
  • Opening
    Developing and well-known combinations in the opening
  • X-ray
    X-ray as an aid in other combinations and x-ray protection
  • Defending against mate
    An addition to the lesson in Step 2
  • Pinned pieces
    Combinations that make use of the pin
  • The square of the pawn
    An addition to the lesson in Step 3
  • Discovered attack
    Special forms: the intermediate (in-between) move, elimination of the defence and trapping