How much do you know about ... chess?

by Nadja Wittmann
5/14/2018 – The ChessBase Account includes exciting training apps but did you ever try the "Chess Quiz" app? It's fun and a challenge - you can test, show, and deepen your knowledge about chess and chess trivia. Enjoy! | Photo: ChessBase

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Fritz 16 is looking forward to playing with you, and you're certain to have a great deal of fun with him too. Tense games and even well-fought victories await you with "Easy play" and "Assisted analysis" modes.


The Quiz

The "Chess Quiz" app invites you to a little challenge - it asks questions about chess. About its history, its culture, famous and not so famous chess personalities, about trivia, openings, chess events past and present, etc., etc., etc.

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The quiz is in multiple-choice format: each question comes with four answers and you have to pick the correct one.

Sample: Question 1

Let's give it a go. The correct answer is "Vladimir Kramnik" - highlighted in green.

Quiz, richtige Antwort


Ergänzung des Programms zur richtigen Antwort mit interessanten Details.

Sometimes the answers come with additional information

Question 1 went well and we are ready for the "NEXT QUESTION".

Which is a difficult one and our answer is highlighted in red, indicating that we got it wrong!

Falsche Antwort

Our money was on Richard Rapport but the program asked for Fabiano Caruana.

Let's try again:

Below the answers you see your score and the difficulty of the question. A "score" of 1/2 means that you answered one of two questions correctly. "Difficulty" indicates the "Quiz-Elo-rating" of that question. You get points for a correct answer, you lose points for an incorrect one.

Currently, about 2,500 registered users tried their wit with the quiz. As of writing the best user is "woodshifter2016" with a quiz-elo of 2369.


How much do you know?

Ranking (as of April 26, 2018)

The quiz includes about 1,000 questions. With a rating of 2160 the following question has the highest rating: "In 2015 a Russian Grandmaster won the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better event in the World Series of Poker. Who?"

That's a hard one - did you know the answer? If that was too difficult try the lowest rated (Elo 1464) question: "Magnus Carlsen is from..." 

Playing on the mobile

So sieht eine Frage auf dem Mobiltelefonbildschirm aus.

Question and answers on the mobile

You can also quiz on the mobile, e.g. if you have a few minutes to spare and want some chess fun. Try and enjoy!

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