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Chess Moves

This is Part 1 of a series of chess quizzes. Have fun!
Quiz by Antioch
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Last updated: February 18, 2023
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First submittedFebruary 18, 2023
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Chess piece that moves like the 3 below.
Queen
Chess piece that moves 1 space in any direction.
King
Chess piece that moves diagonally.
Bishop
Chess piece that moves in straight lines.
Rook
Chess piece that moves in a L shape.
Knight
Chess piece that moves forward and takes diagonally.
Pawn
Special move that moves 2 pieces.
Castling
Special move where the pawn takes when another pawn moves to the 4th or 5th rank as its first move. Name originates from French.
En Passant
Unused chess move where 2 bishops capture 2 pawns when 2 pawns are on the same row and 2 bishops are on both sides of the pawn on that row on the row.
Il Vaticano
When a chess piece is blocking another chess piece from moving because it would put the King in danger.
Pin
When the king is being attacked by another piece but has a legal move to save the king.
Check
When the king is being attacked by another piece and has no legal move to save the king.
Checkmate
When the king is not being attacked by another piece but has no legal move for the king. Because the other pieces are gone or blocked from moving.
Stalemate
When a pawn reaches the other side of the board and can be upgraded into a different piece. (cannot stay as a pawn or become a king)
Promotion
When moving any piece is a bad move and could result in losing a piece or losing the game.
Zugzwang
When a piece is threatening multiple pieces and has no way to take that threatening piece.
Fork
When a mistake is made when moving a piece.
Blunder
When a great move is made when moving a piece.
Brilliant
+1
Level 22
Apr 14, 2023
Il Vaticano is not a real move
+1
Level 55
May 11, 2023
It says unused move