Chess questions This is a list of recently added questions about chess. Where did chess originate from?India. Chess is believed to have originated in India. The game was reported in 6th century as a gift of Indian raja to Persian shah Khosrau I Anushiruwān. Original Indian chaturanga was a base of local chatrang, and after Arab conquest of Persian empire it was brought by them to Europe, where it evolved into current form.Created by: smyruhard 42% ChinaChina467IndiaIndia513JapanJapan94MongoliaMongolia146games riddles » Which piece may a chess player use for his initial move?Pawn or knight. At the initial position, only pawns have open space to move. The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces, including pawns in the initial position.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 59% anyany288pawn onlypawn only881pawn or knightpawn or knight1851queen or kingqueen or king91games riddles » What happens if a chess player wants to promote his pawn to a queen (after reaching the eighth rank), but his queen is still on the chessboard?He may use any item as the extra queen. Since the queen is the most powerful piece, the vast majority of promotions in practical play are to a queen. If the queen is not available, the official rules are that the player should stop the game clock and summon the arbiter for the correct piece. In casual play, an upside-down rook may be used to designate a queen. Some finer sets do include an extra queen of each color.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 44% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece678he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available596he wins the gamehe wins the game382he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen1334games riddles » How many pawns are there on a chessboard at the start of a chess game?16. There are 8 white and 8 black pawns.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% 884601616160132328846464113games riddles » What does 'checkmate' literally mean?King is helpless. The term is an alteration of the Persian phrase "Shāh Māt". It is a common misconception that it means "the King is dead", as chess reached Europe via the Islamic world, and Arabic māta means "died".Created by: Kasiahard 55% the last movethe last move558game overgame over2042king is helplessking is helpless3596there is no meaningthere is no meaning315languages riddles » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasiaeasy 73% 1616210132321209664642186100100181numbers riddles » Play numbers quiz and see all the questions.