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Chess

Chess is no joke: it has more possible sequences of moves than the number of atoms in the observable universe, but working through chess puzzles is a great way to gain insightful strategies. See more

Beginner Chess Warmup

         

It's White's move. How many moves with the bishop can White make from this position?

If it's White's move, how many different moves does White have available with a pawn on this particular board?

It is Black's turn to move. Is this situation stalemate?

(NOTE: Stalemate is when a player cannot make any legal move at all. Then the game is a tie.)

It is Black's turn to move. What piece should Black move such that Black achieves checkmate immediately?

(In short: Black to move, mate in one. "Mate" is always short for checkmate, not stalemate.)

It is Black's turn. How many different moves are possible with the knight?

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