Basic Intellectual Warm – Up
About basic level
It’s a set of problems which cover the following areas:
- Opening lead
- Pairs tournament problems.
- Dummy play
- Table presence
- Be clever
Who is it for?
It is aimed at players with limited to no experience in playing tournaments. If you are at the beginning of your way, this is for you.
What does it contain?
The program is divided into two parts:
This part consist of stories and problems which are not limited merely to finding a single-trick solution. Program participants must plan sequences of actions which will allow them to make a contract, identifying the right motifs and coming up with solutions.
This part comprises collections of problems to solve where participants will have to choose one of the options listed. Each option has an ascribed value from 0% to 100%, obviously according to our assessment. When a problem has been solved, the program will inform a participant about the percentage score for this particular one, their average for all the problems dealt with so far and their position in the ranking.
The ranking is a summary of the scores of all the program entrants who have solved the problems a participant has dealt with and reflects their performance.
At the end of the intellectual warm-up, participants who have completed all the sessions may receive, if they wish, a special Martens University certificate which will indicate their percentage result and their place in the ranking.