18: Blindfold exercises Tick the black squares Which squares are white? Which is the odd man out (1-1) (1-2) (1-3) e1 g7 d3 b5 h3 c2 f3 (white square) a1 c2 d5 h5 a3 (black square) e3 (black square) h4 d8 b2 d1 d5 (white square) e5 e2 b3 e4 g4 c4 (white square) e1 f3 c6 e8 c3 (black square) Is the bishop move possible? Where the diagonal ends Where the diagonals cross (2-1) (2-2) (2-3) no a2 h7 c8 f1 d4 yes a6 h3 a7 h2 c4 yes a5 h4 a5 h4 d7 no a6 h3 c8 f1 c7 yes d1 e8 a3 h6 c3 no d8 e1 c1 f8 e4 Attack both squares How many moves needed? Which squares are missing? (3-1) (3-2) (3-3) Ne2 or h5 3 moves c3 d4 f8 Nb3 of f3 4 moves c3 e3 f2 Ne3 of e5 3 moves g6 c4 b3 Nb4 of c7 4 moves f1 g4 d1 Ne5 of h6 5 moves b8 c7 b6 Nc6 of f7 4 moves a7 d4 g1
Is the knight fast enough? Attack all the squares (4-1) (4-2) no Nb6 yes Nd6 yes Bc5 no Bb5 yes Rd4 no Rf4
19: Blindfold exercises Complete the rectangle Complete the rectangle How many moves? (1-1) (1-2) (1-3) h8 h1 a1 g1 2 14 7 c5 g1 b7 g5 5 2 3 b7 f3 d6 f4 8 14 13 f1 h3 f8 h1 5 21 4 b8 f4 b4 e8 7 4 6 f3 f6 c5 g3 8 3 14 Complete the series Which form you can ‘see’? (2-1) (2-2) e4 f5 a plus f3 g1 (knight move – forward backward) times sign c2 b1 (first one diagonal forward backward then two) a circle d7 b7 (two squares up and sideward) a rectangle f5 g4 (slant, two sideward, diagonal) a triangle f6 g5 (stairs with steps of 2 squares, h5 is next) the number three Zigzag Which letter is it? Which is the odd man out? (3-1) (3-2) (3-3) e3 f2 g3 h2 i c5 (different diagonal) b4 a3 b2 a1 X d7 (different diagonal) e3 f4 g5 L a3 (black square) e5 f6 e7 d8 T e4 (no edge square) d5 c6 b5 a6 U d3 (white square) e3 d2 c3 b4 V f4 (different diagonal)
21: Distribution of material / Who is better off?: A 1) White is 1 point ahead. 2) White is 0 point ahead. 3) Black is 1 point ahead. 4) Black is 1 point ahead. 5) Black is 2 points ahead. 6) White is 1 point ahead. 7) White is 0 points ahead. 8) Black is 3 points ahead. 9) White is 3 points ahead.
41: Compare / Is the difference decisive?: A Row 1): The white rook is on another square. On the right Black can stop the passed pawn with 1. ... Rh3+ and 2. ... Rb3. Row 2): The white king is on another square. On the left 1. Nc6 Rxf5? 2.Ne7+ saves. On the right this doesn’t work because 2. ... Rxf5+ is with check. Row 3) On the left the bishop is protected. That makes quite a difference. White has time to prevent the mating threat. On the right White loses a piece. Row 4) The g-pawn is on another square. On the left 1. Bxh7+ wins material. On the right it doesn’t: 1. Bxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rxd8 Bxh3+.
42: Compare / Is the difference decisive?: B Row 1): The white king is on another square. On the right 1. ... Bb4+ wins material. Row 2): On the right Black has a rook on f8. The defence 2. Nf3 doesn’t work now because of 2. ... Qxe5. Row 3) On the right the b7-pawn is on c6 and Black wins the queen. On the left White not only saves himself by 1. Bb5 but he also wins material. Row 4) The black king is on another square. On the left White wins a rook with 1. Qxh6.