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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?   

There are 60 quizzes and 620 trivia questions in this category.
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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 qns)
708 plays
Peculiarities of Chess Grandmasters

Chess Grandmasters are brilliant at chess but they also have a few foibles, some bordering on the bizarre. Have a look at these.
Difficult (10 qns)
1233 plays
Chess Highlights and More - 2007

Here are some questions about some of the events in chess, in 2007, with some general questions.
Average (10 qns)
297 plays
Chess Part XIV

This quiz is on some random/interesting/pointless chess facts that are fun to explore. Some questions require visualizing the board, so you might want to keep a board handy to aid you in some of the problems.
Difficult (10 qns)
303 plays
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 qns)
372 plays
Chess Part I

This is a quiz on interesting information that I have found out. If you know a lot about chess, try out my quiz to see how much you know.
Tough (10 qns)
1149 plays
Chess Dictionary

This is a quiz on the definitions of chess terms.
Tough (15 qns)
1374 plays
Chess Part V

Like my second chess quiz, this quiz is about the meanings of some chess terms. If you don't know the proper names for things in chess, this will be a good lesson.
Tough (10 qns)
468 plays
Chess For Dummies

In chess the king can move one space in any direction. This simple quiz (if you know how to play) is on the movements of the five other pieces.
Very Easy (5 qns)
6933 plays
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...
Tough (20 qns)
354 plays
More Irregular Chess Openings

See if you can identify the names of some more irregular openings and defenses in chess.
Tough (10 qns)
336 plays
Basic Chess Tactics, Strategies, and Openings

Test your knowledge of basic chess tactics, strategies, and openings. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
1917 plays
Short History of Chess

Chess in one of the most fascinating and popular board games in the world. Here is its short history in questions.
Difficult (10 qns)
1026 plays
Chess Quiz

This is a quiz on general knowledge of chess.
Very Difficult (15 qns)
2388 plays
Chess Terminology

This quiz will test your knowledge on the terms used in chess. This will include knowledge of names used for moves and situations.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
1095 plays
Chess Strategy in the Opening

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the strategic aims of some of the main chess openings.
Tough (10 qns)
1122 plays
Chess Endgame Studies

Your job is to figure out who should win the endgame based on the material given in the question. Always assume that there are no immediate tactics in the position, which would defeat the purpose of explaining the endgame.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
414 plays
Chess Basics

If you are a master or even a beginner, this quiz is interesting and overall nit-picky. Good luck!
Average (5 qns)
4185 plays
Chess Part VIII

This quiz is a mix of chess questions, and goes by USCF rules and terms. If you're not from the U.S., some of the answers may not be true for you.
Tough (10 qns)
330 plays
Bobby Fischer

More Bobby Fischer chess trivia!
Tough (15 qns)
630 plays
The Chess Games of Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest of attacking players. He hailed from Riga in Latvia and was frequently called 'The Magician from Riga'. He was always one of the most loved players of all time, very popular with the chess public.
Difficult (10 qns)
378 plays
Chess Part XI

All my questions are based from the starting position. The correct answer is always a number in numerical form. You might want to set up a board or open a chess program if you can't hold the positions in your mind.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
273 plays
The Value of the Chess Pieces

I will give you a chess piece or two, and you will tell me the value.
Average (10 qns)
1710 plays
Chess Part X

All my questions are based from the starting position. The correct answer is always a number in numerical form. You might want to set up a board or open a chess program if you can't hold the positions in your mind.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
270 plays
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 qns)
147 plays
Chess Part XII

My quiz has nothing to do with strategies, but is a fun test to see how good your chess logic is. You should open a chess program or set up a board if you can't hold the positions in your mind.
Tough (10 qns)
489 plays
Chess Part IV

This quiz is about the openings of chess. If you have a lot of experience with chess openings, or you want to learn more about the openings, please take this quiz.
Difficult (10 qns)
474 plays
Chess Part III

If you thought my last quiz was hard, this one is much harder!
Difficult (15 qns)
552 plays
Chess Part VII

This quiz is a mixture of different kinds of chess questions, such as terms, tournaments, tactics, openings, or just interesting information.
Difficult (10 qns)
396 plays
Chess Part VI

This quiz can help people better understand tournament styles, if they have just started going to them. It can also help people who have never been to a tournament, to learn how they are played.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
381 plays
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