4. Rook Level


Upon completion, students should:

•    Possess an expanded opening repertoire, to include d4 for white and the defense against it for black.
•    Be able to plan by evaluating positions and candidate moves.
•    Be able to take the initiative.
•    Have an understanding of the different types of centre – closed centre, opened centre, mobile centre, static centre, dynamic centre.
•    Recognize positional and material advantages, and use these advantages in space and time.
•    Calculate short variations.