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The game of kings is still widely perceived in the western world as the game requiring the most strategy of all and the only board game to be recognized as a mind sport by the International Olympic Committee. It takes only minutes to learn but a life to master, do you know enough about it to play with the best?
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1 Chessbogglers
Does the notion of me twisting your brain with chess-related logic problems tickle your fancy? If your reply is in the affirmative do take this quiz before going to the doctor.
Tough
10 Q
gentlegiant17
Aug 15 09
993 plays
2 Chess Part XV (Fairy Pieces)
A Fairy Chess piece is any piece that is not in normal chess. This quiz mainly focuses on the endgame properties of these pieces. Unless specified, assume that the piece's movements are symmetrical. A 1,2 leaper implies all 8 movements of the knight.
Difficult
10 Q
iggy4
Jan 19 12
111 plays
3 Bobby Fischer
Searching for Bobby Fischer? Well no need to look any further than this quiz. Here is a chance to find out how much you really know about this strange and controversial grandmaster of the chessboard.
Average
10 Q
memoryman
Feb 25 10
318 plays
4 DON'T Touch That!
In this quiz, you may play the role of the tournament director. From each situation, choose the most appropriate solution. This quiz is based upon the "U.S.C.F's Official Rules of Chess, 5th Edition."
Average
10 Q
christopherm
Jan 29 13
285 plays
5 Chess - Irregular Openings
This is a quiz to see if you can identify the names of some irregular openings in chess. The questions and answers use algebraic notation.
Tough
10 Q
christopherm
Jul 08 07
504 plays
6 Chess Variants
This is an introduction to some of the alternatives to regular chess. Most of these variants can be played on any of a number of chess servers, found on the internet.
Average
10 Q
christopherm
Jun 10 08
516 plays
7 All the King's Men
"Greetings fellow Grandmasters! My name is 'The King' and I am the most important piece on the chess board. I wonder how much you know about some of my men and the game that we play?"
Easy
10 Q
coachpauly
Jul 10 12
603 plays
8 Lost on a Chess Board
Wait... where am I? I just woke up on a massive chess board! Someone must have trapped me in order to steal my Lucky Duck badge! Can you help me win this game and escape?
Average
10 Q
AdamM7
Jan 09 12
411 plays
9 Chess For Beginners
Here is an easy chess quiz for beginners.
Easy
10 Q
tcatron565
Mar 29 07
4782 plays
10 Fischer v Spassky World Chess Championship 1972
The background, games and aftermath of the 1972 "Match of the Century" held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tough
10 Q
Seurat
Jun 28 07
423 plays
11 Chess Basics
This quiz is meant for learning how to play the (in my opinion) amazing game called Chess. This game may help you think more logically in your life.
Average
10 Q
methane
Mar 06 08
2031 plays
12 World Champions of Chess - Alexander Alekhine
How much do you know about one of the world's greatest chess champions, Russian genius Alekhine?
Tough
10 Q
beowulf2
Nov 25 03
387 plays
13 It's Check, Mate!
Here are some general questions about chess, mostly about its rules and terminology.
Tough
10 Q
wardcogge
Nov 10 08
834 plays
14 Chess Symbols and Annotations
This is a quiz about the symbols used for annotations of chess games as recognized by FIDE. Unfortunately, I can't make all the symbols used, so some will be descriptions.
Average
10 Q
christopherm
Jun 27 12
246 plays
15 I Can't Take It Anymore!
This quiz illustrates the movement and capturing ability of the various chess pieces. The positions are described in algebraic notation, but hopefully you can rely upon the diagram. Pawns are considered pieces as well.
Average
10 Q
christopherm
Jul 06 13
378 plays
16 Chess
This is a short quiz on various aspects of chess. Have fun!
Tough
10 Q
MntT77
Jun 22 10
597 plays
17 Deep Blue
Deep blue was an IBM created robot that played Garry Kasparov in famous Chess matches in the 1990s. See if you can recall the events in this infamous challenge. These events occurred in the second match.
Average
10 Q
Oidioid32123
May 03 11
177 plays
18 World Chess Champions
This quiz focuses on universally recognized World Chess Champions before the year 2000.
Average
10 Q
kingofmates
Mar 01 11
243 plays
19 End of the Game
This quiz is covers a few selected short games of chess. Your objective is to find the move that ends the game. Algebraic notation is used for all of the positions. It may be helpful to enlarge the images.
Tough
10 Q
christopherm
Jun 03 13
252 plays
20 London Chess Classic - 2010
This is a brief quiz about the London Chess Classic chess tournament held December 8th through the 15th, 2010.
Average
10 Q
christopherm
Feb 26 11
150 plays
21 The Elegant Beauty of the Endgame
Philidor said the pawn is "the soul of chess", while Nimzowich talked about the passed pawn's "lust to expand". All of these questions involve one side's attempt to queen a pawn, and the other side's attempts to prevent that.
Average
10 Q
chessart
May 22 09
231 plays
22 The Game and Playe of the Chesse
"The Game and Playe of the Chesse" was the first book on chess written in English. This quiz will test your knowledge on chess. Some of it will be general knowledge and others on famous matches or finer details. Chess notation is used for moves/positions
Tough
10 Q
ShadowStar889
Aug 08 12
129 plays
23 Chess: The Basics
Just starting out in chess? Learn the basics through this quiz.
Average
10 Q
easyaspi
Oct 01 12
492 plays
24 Suicide Chess - An Introduction
Suicide Chess is a popular chess variant played on a number of chess servers around the world. I follow FICS (free internet chess server) rules in this introduction.
Difficult
10 Q
christopherm
Jun 01 07
345 plays
25 Basic Rules of Chess
Test your knowledge of the official rules of chess, as compiled by the International Chess Federation (FIDE). Good luck!
Average
10 Q
mkp51
Jan 08 03
7242 plays
26 Chess Part IX
This is a quiz on the names of openings and their moves. You should do well in this quiz if you are knowledgeable about openings.
Tough
10 Q
iggy4
Jan 04 07
360 plays
27 Extra! It's the Chess Gazette Quiz!
Extra Extra! This is a quiz about the headlines throughout the long history of chess. This quiz will focus mainly on the last few hundred years. I will give you the year or exact date and some clues. Good luck and it's your move!
Tough
10 Q
MrMrsKnight
Aug 15 04
690 plays
28 Chess Highlights and More - 2007
Here are some questions about some of the events in chess, in 2007, with some general questions.
Tough
10 Q
christopherm
Jan 17 08
273 plays
29 Chess Strategies and Techniques
This is a slightly more advanced chess quiz, but if you've played several times, you should do fine! Questions include terms, strategies, techniques, etc.
Average
10 Q
Crystallina
Mar 23 02
1443 plays
30 Chess II
Did you like the first quiz? Then why not try this one as well! Note: Having a chessboard and pieces handy would be helpful...
Difficult
20 Q
MntT77
Aug 30 10
294 plays
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