Train Your Brain: The Chess Puzzle

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Training Puzzle of the Week

Chess is one of the oldest and most iconic board games in history.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to checkmate with pawns and knights to play this week’s training puzzle.

Take a look at the picture above, exercise your mind and see if you can figure out the answer.

If you think you’ve figured it out, scroll down below to check your answer.

Train Your Brain The Chess Puzzle

 

Training Puzzle Answer and Explanation

 

Got an answer in mind already?

 

Answer:

There are 204 squares in a chessboard.

Explanation:

A chessboard has 8 rows with 8 squares each, making 64 small squares. If you combine 4 of those small squares then they make medium 2×2 square. Combine those medium squares and you come up with yet another larger 3×3 square. Repeat this process for each 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7 shape.

Then add in the final one, the full 8×8 chessboard, to get 204 total squares.

Were you able to come up with the same number?

 

 

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