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Like in English, chess pieces also have unique names in Spanish.

This page will teach you ten new words all related to chess. Memorise the list using the colourful picture, then check your knowledge in the vocabulary tests. You can see how these new words are used in a real Spanish dialogue in the listening comprehension section.


  1. el jugadorplayer
  2. el reloj de ajedrezchess clock
  3. la torrerook/castle
  4. el caballoknight
  5. la reina/damaqueen
  6. el reyking
  7. el alfilbishop
  8. el peónpawn
  9. el tablero de ajedrezchess board
  10. la pieza de ajedrezchess piece