Statistics for Chess Terminology

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Definition Language Answer % Correct
To attack the enemy Kingfrom Persiancheck
90%
To end the game by making an unstoppable attack against the enemy Kingfrom Persiancheckmate
88%
A type of move involving both the King and the RookEnglishcastling
86%
Direction in which Bishops moveEnglishdiagonally
85%
A draw resulting from the active player having no legal movesEnglishstalemate
79%
A type of move in which a pawn moving two squares is captured as though it moved only oneFrenchen passant
71%
To intentionally give up material to further an attackEnglishsacrifice
70%
A type of move in which a pawn is converted into some other pieceEnglishpromotion
64%
To attack two pieces simultaneously with one pieceEnglishfork
63%
To intentionally give up a pawn in the opening, in exchange for better positionfrom Italiangambit
57%
To attack a piece such that if it moved, a more valuable piece would be exposedEnglishpin
57%
The placement of a Bishop on the long diagonal, in front of the Knight's initial positionItalianfianchetto
45%
An attack by one piece, created by moving a different pieceEnglishdiscovered attack
44%
A pawn which cannot be stopped by any enemy pawnsEnglishpassed pawn
42%
To attack a piece such that when it moves, a less valuable piece will be exposedEnglishskewer
38%
A situation in which a player's position will be worsened by any legal moveGermanzugswang
35%
A draw which a player forces by making an endless series of attacks against the enemy KingEnglishperpetual check
31%
A king of PersiaPersianshah
24%
Spoken phrase used to indicate that the player is adjusting a piece, not moving itFrenchj'adoube
23%
The most popular Chess set design, named after 1843 Chess championEnglish surnameStaunton
21%
To comment on a game before it has ended, in hearing of the playersYiddishkibitz
15%
The Goddess of ChessLatinCaïssa
11%
Direction in which Rooks moveEnglishorthogonally
7%
Original name of the Chess vairant which is now standard (hint: it strengthened a piece)EnglishMad Queen Chess
5%

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