Chess questions This is a list of recently added questions about chess. 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% anyany261pawn onlypawn only814pawn or knightpawn or knight1697queen or kingqueen or king77games 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 piece620he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available555he wins the gamehe wins the game350he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen1221games 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% 88424161614503232807646496games 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 move536game overgame over1935king is helplessking is helpless3418there is no meaningthere is no meaning300languages riddles » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasiaeasy 72% 1616195632321131364642078100100173numbers riddles » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.