Lesson 1 - Before Starting The Game: Exercises

Even though exercises are not required, I recommend working on them.  They will help you grasp and practice the things you learn from the lessons more efficiently. You can certainly go back and sneak in the previous pages... but try first to answer the questions without going back. By doing so, you will make your memory work a bit and it is a pretty good thing to keep the memory working if you want to become a good chess player. When you are done, you can use the Verify button to see you results. If you want to do the exercises all over again, use the button Do it again.


1. How many pawns each player has at the beginning of the game? 

2. Which color the bottom-left square must be when preparing the chessboard before the game? 


3. Give the name of the squares identified in this chessboard:

a) blue square

Question 3 diagram
b) red square

c) black square

d) yellow square

e) purple square

4. What are the center squares?

5. a) What are the kingside's columns?
b) What are the queenside's columns?

6. Associate the pieces with their name by using the number you fill find beside the image:
a) the king 1. Image 1
b) the bishop 2. Image 2
c) the pawn 3. Image 3
d) the queen 4. Image 4
e) the knight 5. Image 5
f) the rook 6. Image 6

7. Please indicate the starting square of the following pieces:
a) white queen?
Empty Chessboard
b) black kingside bishop?
c) black queenside rook?
d) white pawn in front of
the king? 
e) white kingside knight?
f) black queen?
g) black king?
h) black pawn in front of
the kingside rook?
i) white king?
j) white queenside bishop ?


Solutions are available here

When you are done, you can continue with the next lesson and learn how the pieces moveonline chess tutorial.