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There are 63 Chess quizzes and 655 Chess trivia questions in this category. Free to play!
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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
Jan 04 07
414 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Part V 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, iggy4, Feb 25 05

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
iggy4
Feb 25 05
483 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Openings 101 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Iamthellama, Nov 14 16

This is a quiz on common, old, uncommon, and lots of more chess openings. Do you know them all?
Average
Iamthellama
Nov 14 16
120 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess II 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, MntT77, Aug 30 10

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
MntT77
Aug 30 10
411 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Highlights and More - 2007 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jan 17 08

Here are some questions about some of the events in chess, in 2007, with some general questions.
Average
christopherm gold member
Jan 17 08
321 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Part I 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, iggy4, Mar 02 04

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
iggy4
Mar 02 04
1179 plays
37.
trivia quiz  Chess Dictionary 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, iggy4, May 20 04

This is a quiz on the definitions of chess terms.
Tough
iggy4
May 20 04
1422 plays
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trivia quiz  The Game and Playe of the Chesse 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ShadowStar889, Aug 08 12

"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
ShadowStar889
Aug 08 12
174 plays
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trivia quiz  Spassky v Fischer - Reykjavik 1972 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, timoggy, Dec 18 20

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
timoggy
Dec 18 20
93 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess For Dummies 5 questions
Very Easy, 5 Qns, bryceh, Feb 21 02

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
bryceh
Feb 21 02
7152 plays
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photo quiz  End of the Game 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jun 03 13

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
christopherm gold member
Jun 03 13
405 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Part XIV 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, Dec 24 07

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
iggy4
Dec 24 07
315 plays
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trivia quiz  Basic Chess Tactics, Strategies, and Openings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jan 12 03

Test your knowledge of basic chess tactics, strategies, and openings. Good luck!
Average
mkp51
Jan 12 03
1950 plays
44.
trivia quiz  More Irregular Chess Openings 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 29 07

See if you can identify the names of some more irregular openings and defenses in chess.
Tough
christopherm gold member
Jul 29 07
345 plays
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trivia quiz  Short History of Chess 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Beatka, Oct 17 02

Chess in one of the most fascinating and popular board games in the world. Here is its short history in questions.
Tough
Beatka gold member
Oct 17 02
1050 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Quiz 15 questions
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, quotidiantrivia, Jun 17 02

This is a quiz on general knowledge of chess.
Very Difficult
quotidiantrivia
Jun 17 02
2430 plays
47.
trivia quiz  Magnus Carlsen - The Mozart of Chess 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bohr, Apr 05 19

This quiz is about one of the strongest chess players in history.
Tough
Bohr gold member
Apr 05 19
90 plays
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trivia quiz  Chess Strategy in the Opening 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pm3, Mar 28 02

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the strategic aims of some of the main chess openings.
Tough
pm3
Mar 28 02
1140 plays
49.
trivia quiz  Chess Basics 5 questions
Average, 5 Qns, BenRusch, Sep 09 00

If you are a master or even a beginner, this quiz is interesting and overall nit-picky. Good luck!
Average
BenRusch
Sep 09 00
4254 plays
50.
trivia quiz  Chess Terminology 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, PrinceMagus411, Mar 26 04

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
PrinceMagus411
Mar 26 04
1113 plays
51.
trivia quiz  Chess Part VIII 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, iggy4, Feb 07 06

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
iggy4
Feb 07 06
339 plays
52.
trivia quiz  Chess Endgame Studies 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, Jun 05 07

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
iggy4
Jun 05 07
426 plays
53.
trivia quiz  The Value of the Chess Pieces 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Trevor_7, Jan 02 04

I will give you a chess piece or two, and you will tell me the value.
Average
Trevor_7
Jan 02 04
1785 plays
54.
trivia quiz  The Chess Games of Mikhail Tal 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, jasmine_brown, May 21 04

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
jasmine_brown
May 21 04
390 plays
55.
trivia quiz  Bobby Fischer 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Kislingbury, Mar 04 02

More Bobby Fischer chess trivia!
Tough
Kislingbury
Mar 04 02
657 plays
56.
trivia quiz  Chess Part X 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, May 07 07

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
iggy4
May 07 07
279 plays
57.
trivia quiz  Chess Part XII 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, iggy4, May 15 07

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
iggy4
May 15 07
546 plays
58.
trivia quiz  Chess Part XI 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, May 10 07

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
iggy4
May 10 07
282 plays
59.
trivia quiz  Chess Part IV 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, iggy4, Jan 14 05

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
iggy4
Jan 14 05
489 plays
60.
trivia quiz  Chess Part III 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, iggy4, Jun 10 04

If you thought my last quiz was hard, this one is much harder!
Difficult
iggy4
Jun 10 04
567 plays
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