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Pawn (chess): Quiz


Question 1: When some other piece is chosen it is known as "underpromotion" and the piece selected is most often a knight used to execute a ________ or a fork giving the player a net increase in material compared to promoting to a queen.
CheckmatePawnless chess endgameChess endgamePromotion (chess)

Question 2: The ________ mostly determines the strategic flavor of a game.
Sicilian DefenceChessChess strategyPawn structure

Question 3: While this extreme would almost never occur in practice, in game 11 of their 1927 world championship match, José Raúl Capablanca and ________ each had two queens in play at once.
Alexander AlekhineBobby FischerEmanuel LaskerMikhail Botvinnik

Question 4: The pawn (♙♟) is the most numerous and (in most circumstances) the weakest piece in the game of ________, representing infantry, or more particularly armed peasants or pikemen.
Bobby FischerChessAlexander AlekhineWorld Chess Championship

Question 5: It is also common to refer to a rook pawn, meaning any pawn on the a-file or h-file, a knight pawn (on the b- or g-file), a ________ (on the c- or f-file), a queen pawn (on the d-file), a king pawn (on the e-file), and a central pawn (on either the d- or e-file).
Chess endgameGlossary of chessChess openingRules of chess

Question 6: A pawn which cannot be blocked or captured by enemy pawns in its advance to promotion is a ________.
Promotion (chess)Chess endgameChessPassed pawn

Question 7: With a bishop, a ________ may be the wrong rook pawn, depending on which color of square the bishop resides.
ChessChess endgameGlossary of chessChess opening

Question 8: An even more unusual move is the ________ capture.
StalemateEn passantCastlingChess

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