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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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trivia quiz  Chessbogglers Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 15 09

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
gentlegiant17
1347 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Tactics cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Lychrel, Nov 18 16

Chess has a reputation for being a boring game played by people with no sense of humour, but in my experience it can be a very fun and enjoyable game. Join me to learn about some interesting facts, fun tactics and odd techniques in chess.
Average
Lychrel
135 plays
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photo quiz  Scacchic Variants cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Nov 04 15

Scacchic: of or relating to chess. You know the game, you know the legend, now meet some of its international, historical, and fantastic cousins.
Average
nautilator gold member
147 plays
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trivia quiz  All the King's Men 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jul 10 12

"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
coachpauly gold member
981 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Variants 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jun 10 08

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
christopherm gold member
591 plays
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trivia quiz  Lost on a Chess Board 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AdamM7, Jan 09 12

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
AdamM7
567 plays
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trivia quiz  DON'T Touch That! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jan 29 13

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
christopherm gold member
375 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess For Beginners 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, tcatron565, Mar 29 07

Here is an easy chess quiz for beginners.
Easy
tcatron565
5271 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Basics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, methane, Mar 06 08

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
methane
2187 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess - Irregular Openings 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 08 07

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
christopherm gold member
561 plays
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trivia quiz  Bobby Fischer 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, memoryman, Feb 25 10

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
memoryman
396 plays
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trivia quiz  Fischer v Spassky World Chess Championship 1972 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Seurat, Jun 28 07

The background, games and aftermath of the 1972 "Match of the Century" held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tough
Seurat gold member
480 plays
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trivia quiz  It's Check, Mate! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, wardcogge, Nov 10 08

Here are some general questions about chess, mostly about its rules and terminology.
Tough
wardcogge
891 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Symbols and Annotations 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jun 27 12

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
christopherm gold member
321 plays
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trivia quiz  The History of the Chess Olympiads 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Feb 09 16

This quiz focuses on the countries and the players in the chess Olympiads, first held in 1927 and continuing roughly every other year since then.
Average
chessart gold member
93 plays
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trivia quiz  World Champions of Chess - Alexander Alekhine 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, beowulf2, Nov 25 03

How much do you know about one of the world's greatest chess champions, Russian genius Alekhine?
Tough
beowulf2
426 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Rules & Basics Checkmates 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Yoda8778, Feb 10 15

This is my quiz about basic rules and types of checkmate in chess, the most popular board game in the world! Have fun!
Average
Yoda8778
204 plays
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photo quiz  I Can't Take It Anymore! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 06 13

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
christopherm gold member
570 plays
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trivia quiz  The Elegant Beauty of the Endgame 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, May 22 09

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
chessart gold member
279 plays
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trivia quiz  Basic Rules of Chess 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jan 08 03

Test your knowledge of the official rules of chess, as compiled by the International Chess Federation (FIDE). Good luck!
Average
mkp51
7602 plays
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trivia quiz  London Chess Classic - 2010 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Feb 26 11

This is a brief quiz about the London Chess Classic chess tournament held December 8th through the 15th, 2010.
Average
christopherm gold member
186 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess: The Basics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, easyaspi, Oct 01 12

Just starting out in chess? Learn the basics through this quiz.
Average
easyaspi
606 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MntT77, Jun 22 10

This is a short quiz on various aspects of chess. Have fun!
Tough
MntT77
690 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Strategies and Techniques 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Crystallina, Mar 23 02

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
Crystallina
1629 plays
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trivia quiz  World Chess Champions 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kingofmates, Mar 01 11

This quiz focuses on universally recognized World Chess Champions before the year 2000.
Average
kingofmates
309 plays
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trivia quiz  Suicide Chess - An Introduction 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jun 01 07

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
christopherm gold member
384 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Part IX 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, iggy4, Jan 04 07

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
iggy4
390 plays
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trivia quiz  Extra! It's the Chess Gazette Quiz! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MrMrsKnight, Aug 15 04

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
MrMrsKnight
717 plays
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trivia quiz  Deep Blue 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Oidioid32123, May 03 11

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
Oidioid32123
225 plays
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trivia quiz  Peculiarities of Chess Grandmasters 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, exit0, Sep 08 01

Chess Grandmasters are brilliant at chess but they also have a few foibles, some bordering on the bizarre. Have a look at these.
Difficult
exit0
1245 plays
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