Are You A Chess Expert? Take Our Quiz

Are You A Chess Expert? Take Our Quiz‎

Gserper
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You definitely like chess. But are you an expert?

No, I am not talking about the USCF title you get when your USCF rating is above 2000 but less than 2200 (which is the master title). You can be a USCF expert but not a true expert of chess and vice-versa.

Confused? Don't be, it is really simple!

An expert is a person who has comprehensive and authoritative knowledge in a particular area. For example, show any true art expert this image:

and he will instantly say "American Gothic."

Similarly, we can test if you are a true chess expert. I am going to give you a small fragment of a position from famous chess games and you should name the games.

Ready? Let's go! 

Position #1.

Position #2.
Position #3.
Position #4.
Position #5.
Position #6.
Position #7.
Position #8.
Position # 9.
Position #10.
Here are the answers:
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
How many games did you identify correctly?
  • fewer than 3 games -- You need to study more classical games.
  • 3-5 games -- You are most probably a USCF expert, but still not an expert that I described in the beginning of the article.
  • 6-8 games -- You are a chess expert.
  • 9-10 games -- You are a true connoisseur and chess is your middle name.
I hope you enjoyed today's quiz and learned something new from these great games.
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