The extra workbook is full of exercises. The reminder can be downloaded Step 1 extra .
The first 44 pages of the workbook contain the assignments with the same subjects as in the basic workbook of Step 1. These are not only useful as extra exercise but also as a repetition.
- capture an unprotected piece
- defending (moving away, protecting, capturing, interposing)
- getting out of check
- mate in one
- creating mate
- profitable exchange
- twofold attack
- winning material: mix
- defending: mix
The last 12 pages are mixed tasks without a theme indication. That means that there is no hint as to the theme of the exercise, with the result that they are more like a real game. Solving exercises of this sort is difficult for those on Step 1. Fortunately the subjects of the exercises are restricted to themes dealt with in Step 1: winning material, delivering mate in one and defending. That was just about everything. For every task the student should go through and tick off the three questions on this list:
- Can I win material?
- Can I deliver mate?
- Is one of my pieces in danger?