MYM Chess Program - Self Assessment Test


Unsure what level of the program you should sign up for? Try the below self assessment test!  


There are a total of 5 levels with 5 puzzles each level.  If you can solve the current set easily, move on to the next set. The moment you could not solve all 5 puzzles in the current set, that should be a rough indicator which level you belong to. 


This self-assessment test is used as a rough guide and we may ask to do a game assessment to confirm the right level.  Our academy offers 5 different levels and please click the below link to see each level with its curriculum info.


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Chess Starter I 


  • Please try solving the below chess puzzle without any help.
  • Spend 45 seconds for each puzzle at most.
  • Please do not do trial and error - that's not the goal of the assessment. 
  • Look at the puzzle and then make the same moves you have decided. The first attempt counts.
  • If you are able to solve these puzzles easily, please click NEXT and jump into next level.
  • After the self assessment, please let MYM staff know which puzzle # or level you are on.


Knowledge Prerequisite:

** White to play - Click on (+) to expand each Puzzle **

Puzzle 1 - White to play and capture all black pawns in two moves using the knight.

Puzzle 2 - White to play and capture all with least moves

Puzzle 3 - White to play and checkmate the black king in one move using the queen.

Puzzle 4 - White to play. How can white do a long castle in two moves.

Puzzle 5 - White king is under check by the rook. Find the best defend using CPR for White.


Please contact us for any questions, or visit registration page to register.