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Solving chess puzzles or problems is a whole lot of fun, isn't it? As all of us are well aware, we put a lot of effort into keeping our bodies fit.  Gyms and hundreds of magazines and videos tell us how to do it.  But what keeps our brains fit?

Well, the chess puzzles and problems that you will find in the Academy are a good start.  As long as you have the discipline to try to find the solution yourself before jumping to the lesson, you should derive great enjoyment and benefits out of them.

As you will see, they vary between combinations, openings, middle games, endgames, and everything else there is.  One of the more intriguing features about them is that you won't know in advance what you are looking for.  All you will know is whose move it is.  The rest is up to you!

The idea is for these chess puzzles and problems to simulate as well as possible a real life situation.  During a real game nobody notifies you that you should be looking for a queen sacrifice or a great positional maneuver, right?  It is up to you to study the position and decide what the best move would be right there.

In the Academy's training environment your task is very similar.  The only advantage you have over a real game is that by showing you the position I am letting you know that something special is about to happen.  Figuring out what exactly is your job!

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