The benefits of chess are well documented for players of all ages, and especially for young people. Chess teaches problem solving, hones concentration and encourages analytical and strategic thinking. Chess can be a lifelong pursuit. Chess puzzle solving introduces students to the study of chess in a format that can be easily implemented in A+ school programs and district meets.
UIL Chess puzzles test knowledge of all the chess rules. Playing skill is also tested, sometimes challenging the student to choose the best move in a position. Each main test consists of 20 puzzles (chess diagrams). Each puzzle are four possible multiple-choice answers, a-d, to choose from. Students mark their answers on a separate answer sheet.
Open to 2nd - 5th grades.
- HISD UIL Contest Rules, Sample Questions and Answers
- UIL A+ Chess Puzzle
- TTU UIL Chess
- ChessKid tutorial on Chess Notation