1.One usually develops the ... first







2.In the middle game a passed center-pawn should be blocked by

a knight

a rook

a king

a queen



3.In a white KP versus black K ending, the white king is preferably placed

in front of the pawn

behind the pawn

seperated from the pawn by 2 squares

next to the pawn



4.One of black’s main problems in the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, is how to

survive white’s attack

avoid losing control of the center

develop his white squared bishop

avoid double pawns



5.I open up the center when

I control the center

I have the pair of bishops

I haven’t castled yet

I control the light squares



6.In a rook ending with a passed pawn, the defending player should usually place his (her) rook

in the “smaller part”

in the “larger part”

in front of the pawn

behind the pawn



7.In which opening white will often castle queenside ?



Ruy Lopez




8.Generally, the best way to answer a wing attack is to

counterattack on the same wing

defend on the attacked wing

counterattack on the opposite wing

counterattack in the center



9.The ending of KBB versus KN is known as

theoretically drawn

won for KBB

only won for KBB if the K of KN is in a corner

only won for KBB if the N is far away of the K



10.In the “Von Schara-Hennig Gambit”

white sacrifices a pawn

white sacrifices a piece

black sacrifices a pawn

black sacrifices a piece


11.When white is an exchange up, what is meant by “exchange” ?

The difference between two minor pieces and a rook

The difference between a rook and a minor piece

The pair of bishops

The difference between a queen and a rook with a minor piece



12.Which of the following is the best defensive setup for the knights in a KNN versus KQ ending (no pawns) ?

no setup in particular, the queen wins against any setup

no setup in particular, the knights draw with nearly every setup

the knights should be mutually defending each other

the knights should be placed side-by-side with the king defending them



13.In which opening it is possible for white to get the largest pawn front (connected pawns on the fourth rank) ?




King’s Gambit



14.In the battle of a rook versus a minor piece and 2 pawns, the rook has the advantage if

the rook is active

the extra pawns have not yet advanced to the fifth rank

the extra pawns are on different wings

the ending approaches



15.The ending KQ versus KBN is known as

won for KQ


in exceptional cases a draw

in exceptional cases won by KQ



16.The bishop on h7 captures the knight on c3


Not possible


I do not know



17.How many moves do you need at least to play the knight f6 to a1 ?







18.What is the maximum amount of squares that the bishop can cover ?







correct: 1,1,1,3,2,4,2,4,2,3,2,4,2,3,3,2,2,1