UIL Chess Puzzles• 1- What squares can the White pawn in the diagram move to?• a) e3 and e4 8 7• b) Only e4 6• c) d3 and f3 5 4• d) e1 and d4 3 2 1 A B C D E F G H
UIL Chess Puzzles• 2- The chessboard has how many squares?• a) 32• b) 64• c) 72• d) None of the above
UIL Chess Puzzles• 3- Chess Players have names for three kinds of “Streets” on a chessboard made by connecting squares. Which kind of “street” do Bishops travel on?• a) Ranks• b) Files• c) Rows• d) Diagonals
UIL Chess Puzzles• 4- White just played e2-e4, is it possible for Black to capture the White pawn next?• a) Yes• b) No
UIL Chess Puzzles• 5- Black captured the White pawn on “e4” by moving the Black pawn from “d4” to “e3.” How do chess players called this special move?• a) Swap• b) Adjust• c) Capture “En-Passant”• d) Gotcha!
UIL Chess Puzzles• 6- Which side has the greater value of material left on the board?• a) White• b) Black• c) Equal material• d) Unclear
UIL Chess Puzzles7- What move must Black play to stop the Whitepawn from queening?a) ….Kd5b) ….Kd4c) ….Kd3d) ….Kf4
UIL Chess Puzzles• 8- What move checkmates Black immediately?• a) Rd7• b) Rc8• c) Rc1• d) Rc3
UIL Chess Puzzles• 9- The Bishop is a very strong piece. In open games, the Bishop is powerful do to its long- scope mobility. In the next diagram, find the Bishop move to stop three pawns from queening.• a) Ba4• b) Bc6• c) Bd7• d) Be8
UIL Chess Puzzles• 10- The Knight is a powerful defender. A Knight can stop any pawn on the starting position from queening. There is only one exception to the rule. The opposite corner rule. If the Knight is on “h8” cannot stop the “a” pawn, if the Knight is on “a8” cannot stop an “h” pawn from queening.• Find the move to stop the “a” pawn from queening.• a) Nf6• b) Nh6• c) Ke6
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