Just as the game of chess can become a lifelong passion, so can chess puzzles. Such puzzles are as old as chess itself and have evolved in a world of their own, often with rules that fly in the face of a normal chess game. Some even feature unorthodox pieces. While certain puzzles are valued for their difficulty or ability to teach competitive chess skills, others are admired for their beauty. Show us how much you know about the terminology and rules behind chess puzzles.
Question 1 of 10
What is the “stipulation” in a chess puzzle?
Question 2 of 10
What's the name for a chess puzzle with the task “white to play and win in two moves?”
Question 3 of 10
Which type of chess puzzle does not require completion in a certain number of moves?
Question 4 of 10
Which kind of chess puzzle asks white to force black to deliver a checkmate, while black resists?
Question 5 of 10
What's the name for a chess puzzle that requires a player to reconstruct the moves that led up to the given scenario?
Question 6 of 10
In a chess problem, what is known as “the key?”
Question 7 of 10
In what kind of chess puzzle might you find a nightrider?
Question 8 of 10
What's the name for an incorrect first move in a chess problem?
Question 9 of 10
A chess problem with more than one solution is said to be what?
Question 10 of 10