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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?
63 Chess quizzes and 650 Chess trivia questions.
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  Chess meets Geography popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
There are a myriad of chess openings out there. Some of them have been named after countries, regions and cities. In this quiz we'll get to know 10 of them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Bohr, May 21 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
Very Easy
Bohr gold member
May 21 22
354 plays
2.
  Thats Illegal That's Illegal! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Playing chess against Grandmaster Grace, the beginner Ben Boardgame keeps trying to make illegal moves! Can you help them navigate ten increasingly complicated situations where a rule may have been broken?
Average, 10 Qns, AdamM7, Dec 24 21
Average
AdamM7
Dec 24 21
175 plays
3.
  Scacchic Variants Scacchic Variants great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, nautilator, Nov 05 15
Average
nautilator
207 plays
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  Basic Rules of Chess - 10 questions - 4 mins
Test your knowledge of the official rules of chess, as compiled by the International Chess Federation (FIDE). Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jun 09 18
Average
mkp51
Jun 09 18
7845 plays
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  Chess For Beginners - 10 questions - 2 mins
Here is an easy chess quiz for beginners.
Easier, 10 Qns, tcatron565, Oct 14 21
Easier
tcatron565
Oct 14 21
5663 plays
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  I Cant Take It Anymore I Can't Take It Anymore! - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, Jan 05 22
Average
christopherm gold member
Jan 05 22
663 plays
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  All the King's Men popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
"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?"
Easier, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jan 02 17
Easier
coachpauly
Jan 02 17
1231 plays
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  End of the Game End of the Game - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, christopherm, Apr 15 14
Tough
christopherm gold member
422 plays
9.
  Chess Tactics top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Lychrel, Nov 18 16
Average
Lychrel
Nov 18 16
219 plays
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  Chess For Dummies - 5 questions - 3 mins
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, bryceh, Jun 01 21
Very Easy
bryceh
Jun 01 21
7210 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Finally, a bit of history about chess: what was the name of the "automaton" who beat Napoleon Bonaparte at chess?

From Quiz "Chess: The Basics"




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  Chessbogglers editor best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 16 09
Tough
gentlegiant17
1499 plays
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  When Chess Gets Wacky - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz lists a selection of odd and unusual chess variants, some well-known, some more obscure, but all real versions of chess. Match the description with the name of each variant.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Dec 22 19
Average
agentofchaos gold member
Dec 22 19
214 plays
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  The History of the Chess Olympiads - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, chessart, Feb 09 16
Average
chessart gold member
128 plays
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  Lost on a Chess Board - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, AdamM7, Jan 13 12
Average
AdamM7
652 plays
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  Chess Basics Quiz Challenge - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 Qns, methane, Oct 26 20
Average
methane
Oct 26 20
2363 plays
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  Chess Strategies and Techniques - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, Crystallina, Jan 31 09
Average
Crystallina
1660 plays
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  DON'T Touch That! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, Jan 29 13
Average
christopherm gold member
427 plays
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  The Elegant Beauty of the Endgame - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 Qns, chessart, Aug 02 09
Average
chessart gold member
316 plays
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  Chess Variants - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, May 31 15
Average
christopherm gold member
632 plays
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  Chess - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a short quiz on various aspects of chess. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, MntT77, Jun 09 18
Tough
MntT77
Jun 09 18
779 plays
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  Chess Symbols and Annotations - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, Jun 27 12
Average
christopherm gold member
356 plays
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  Chess - Irregular Openings - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, Jan 29 13
Tough
christopherm gold member
581 plays
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  Chess II - 20 questions - 7 mins
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, MntT77, Apr 01 22
Tough
MntT77
Apr 01 22
431 plays
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  Chess: The Basics - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just starting out in chess? Learn the basics through this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, easyaspi, Jun 09 18
Average
easyaspi
Jun 09 18
664 plays
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  World Chess Champions - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz focuses on universally recognized World Chess Champions before the year 2000.
Average, 10 Qns, kingofmates, Mar 01 11
Average
kingofmates
359 plays
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  Chess Openings 101 - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a quiz on common, old, uncommon, and lots of more chess openings. Do you know them all?
Average, 10 Qns, Iamthellama, Aug 28 21
Average
Iamthellama
Aug 28 21
157 plays
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  Chess Rules & Basics Checkmates - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is my quiz about basic rules and types of checkmate in chess, the most popular board game in the world! Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Yoda8778, Jun 30 18
Average
Yoda8778
Jun 30 18
254 plays
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  London Chess Classic - 2010 - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a brief quiz about the London Chess Classic chess tournament held December 8th through the 15th, 2010.
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Feb 26 11
Average
christopherm gold member
201 plays
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Test your knowledge of basic chess tactics, strategies, and openings. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Oct 26 20
Average
mkp51
Oct 26 20
1972 plays
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  Short History of Chess - 10 questions - 5 mins
Chess in one of the most fascinating and popular board games in the world. Here is its short history in questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, Beatka, Nov 12 18
Tough
Beatka gold member
Nov 12 18
1086 plays
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The background, games and aftermath of the 1972 "Match of the Century" held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tough, 10 Qns, Seurat, Jun 28 07
Tough
Seurat gold member
508 plays
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  Chess Part I - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, iggy4, Nov 22 06
Tough
iggy4
1189 plays
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  It's Check, Mate! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are some general questions about chess, mostly about its rules and terminology.
Tough, 10 Qns, wardcogge, Dec 28 10
Tough
wardcogge
928 plays
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  Extra! It's the Chess Gazette Quiz! - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, MrMrsKnight, Sep 16 05
Tough
MrMrsKnight
732 plays
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  Chess Highlights and More - 2007 - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are some questions about some of the events in chess, in 2007, with some general questions.
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Mar 04 08
Average
christopherm gold member
324 plays
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  The Ultimate Bobby Fischer Quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 Qns, memoryman, Nov 05 13
Average
memoryman
448 plays
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  Deep Blue - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, Oidioid32123, Jul 14 11
Average
Oidioid32123
243 plays
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  More Irregular Chess Openings - 10 questions - 4 mins
See if you can identify the names of some more irregular openings and defenses in chess.
Tough, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 29 07
Tough
christopherm gold member
351 plays
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  Chess Part XIV - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, iggy4, Dec 24 07
Difficult
iggy4
315 plays
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  Chess Part IX - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 Qns, iggy4, Oct 26 20
Tough
iggy4
Oct 26 20
414 plays
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  Chess Dictionary - 15 questions - 6 mins
This is a quiz on the definitions of chess terms.
Tough, 15 Qns, iggy4, Oct 26 20
Tough
iggy4
Oct 26 20
1441 plays
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How much do you know about one of the world's greatest chess champions, Russian genius Alekhine?
Tough, 10 Qns, beowulf2, Jul 22 08
Tough
beowulf2
459 plays
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  Chess Part VIII - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, iggy4, Nov 28 06
Tough
iggy4
343 plays
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  Spassky v Fischer - Reykjavik 1972 - 15 questions - 5 mins
This was an iconic contest that took place at the height of the Cold War. Please note that this quiz covers the more technical aspects, so good knowledge of the match, chess, and the people surrounding it would be an advantage.
Tough, 15 Qns, timoggy, Dec 22 20
Tough
timoggy
Dec 22 20
103 plays
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  Peculiarities of Chess Grandmasters - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, exit0, Aug 06 05
Difficult
exit0
1287 plays
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  Chess Part V - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, iggy4, Oct 26 20
Tough
iggy4
Oct 26 20
487 plays
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  Chess Strategy in the Opening - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the strategic aims of some of the main chess openings.
Average, 10 Qns, pm3, Nov 23 14
Average
pm3
1149 plays
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  The Game and Playe of the Chesse - 10 questions - 4 mins
"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 Qns, ShadowStar889, Aug 26 21
Tough
ShadowStar889
Aug 26 21
174 plays
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  Suicide Chess - An Introduction - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 Qns, christopherm, Jun 01 07
Difficult
christopherm gold member
396 plays
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  The Value of the Chess Pieces - 10 questions - 2 mins
I will give you a chess piece or two, and you will tell me the value.
Average, 10 Qns, Trevor_7, Oct 23 21
Average
Trevor_7
Oct 23 21
1805 plays
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  Magnus Carlsen - The Mozart of Chess - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about one of the strongest chess players in history.
Tough, 10 Qns, Bohr, Apr 05 19
Tough
Bohr gold member
Apr 05 19
92 plays
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  Chess Terminology - 10 questions - 7 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge on the terms used in chess. This will include knowledge of names used for moves and situations.
Difficult, 10 Qns, PrinceMagus411, Dec 09 12
Difficult
PrinceMagus411
1126 plays
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  Chess Part XII - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, iggy4, Jul 28 17
Tough
iggy4
Jul 28 17
546 plays
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  Take this Chess Basics Quiz - 5 questions - 3 mins
If you are a master or even a beginner, this quiz is interesting and overall nit-picky. Good luck!
Average, 5 Qns, BenRusch, Jun 27 15
Average
BenRusch
4271 plays
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  Chess Endgame Studies - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, iggy4, Nov 15 12
Very Difficult
iggy4
429 plays
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  Chess Part III - 15 questions - 6 mins
If you thought my last quiz was hard, this one is much harder!
Difficult, 15 Qns, iggy4, Oct 26 20
Difficult
iggy4
Oct 26 20
576 plays
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  Chess Part XV (Fairy Pieces) - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, iggy4, Aug 18 14
Difficult
iggy4
160 plays
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  Questions on Bobby Fischer - 15 questions - 7 mins
More Bobby Fischer chess trivia!
Tough, 15 Qns, Kislingbury, Jan 31 09
Tough
Kislingbury
668 plays
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  Chess Part X - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, iggy4, Apr 29 09
Very Difficult
iggy4
283 plays
60.
  Chess Part XI - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, iggy4, May 10 07
Very Difficult
iggy4
285 plays
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  Chess Part IV - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, iggy4, Oct 26 20
Difficult
iggy4
Oct 26 20
489 plays
62.
  Chess Part VI - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, iggy4, Mar 24 06
Very Difficult
iggy4
396 plays
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  Chess Part VII - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is a mixture of different kinds of chess questions, such as terms, tournaments, tactics, openings, or just interesting information.
Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, Aug 28 21
Difficult
iggy4
Aug 28 21
420 plays
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