This book offers a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking exercises in fundamental chess skills. It will help players of all standards to identify strengths and pinpoint areas of their play that need more attention. The first half of the book tests your ability in each part of the game. Opening Exercises test your ability to develop harmoniously and to find creative solutions in the first part of the game. The middlegame section assesses your proficiency at making decisions relating to attack and defense, prophylactic thinking and finding the correct plan. The endgame challenges focus on the basic essential knowledge that often decides real-life games. The second half of the book contains 'How Good is Your Chess' exercises, where you are asked to follow one side through a complete game, trying to guess each move as if you were playing a compete game. Points are awarded according to the accuracy of your decisions. Full, detailed solutions are given to all exercises.