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Can you identify the following chess-related words?
Last updated: June 24, 2013
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June 24, 2013
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A king of Persia
To attack the enemy King
To end the game by making an unstoppable attack against the enemy King
A type of move involving both the King and the Rook
A type of move in which a pawn is converted into some other piece
A type of move in which a pawn moving two squares is captured as though it moved only one
A draw resulting from the active player having no legal moves
Direction in which Bishops move
Direction in which Rooks move
To intentionally give up material to further an attack
To intentionally give up a pawn in the opening, in exchange for better position
The placement of a Bishop on the long diagonal, in front of the Knight's initial position
To attack two pieces simultaneously with one piece
To attack a piece such that if it moved, a more valuable piece would be exposed
To attack a piece such that when it moves, a less valuable piece will be exposed
An attack by one piece, created by moving a different piece
A draw which a player forces by making an endless series of attacks against the enemy King
A pawn which cannot be stopped by any enemy pawns
Spoken phrase used to indicate that the player is adjusting a piece, not moving it
To comment on a game before it has ended, in hearing of the players
A situation in which a player's position will be worsened by any legal move
The most popular Chess set design, named after 1843 Chess champion
Original name of the Chess vairant which is now standard (hint: it strengthened a piece)
Mad Queen Chess
The Goddess of Chess
Nov 7, 2013
I love chess and I still don't know some of these!
Dec 7, 2013
why is heskey not accepted?
Oct 5, 2017
I Googled it, and I have no idea what "heskey" is.
Jan 30, 2015
Could queening or promoting being accepted for promotion?
Oct 5, 2017
Not "queening"; no real chess player calls it that. A pawn doesn't automatically promote to a queen, though there is almost never a reason to promote to anything else. (Sometimes promoting to a knight is the best move, for its ability to deliver check over defending pieces)
Jun 23, 2019
Several grandmasters call it queening lol
Oct 15, 2015
You must accept other type-ins for orthogonally. That is just ridiculous. I'm sure everyone who took this quiz knew how a rook moves but couldn't think of the specific fancy word you wanted
Oct 5, 2017
Nope, that's the only word that covers both horizontal and vertical. All chess players should have learned it in their first chess book.
Jan 22, 2019
What if they didn't learn chess in English?
Oct 5, 2017
Great quiz! I've never heard of "The Goddess of Chess" or "Caissa" before, though, so 23/24. You misspelled "variant" in the clue for Mad Queen Chess.
Aug 7, 2018
Zugswang? I though Zugzwang is correct.
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