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.orggames riddles »hard 59% anyany242pawn onlypawn only769pawn or knightpawn or knight1604queen or kingqueen or king73 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.orggames riddles »hard 44% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece584he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available527he wins the gamehe wins the game328he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen1160 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.orggames riddles »hard 52% 88397161613663232756646485 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: Kasialanguages riddles »hard 55% the last movethe last move518game overgame over1863king is helplessking is helpless3292there is no meaningthere is no meaning290 How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasianumbers riddles »easy 72% 1616187832321072764641998100100166 Play languages quiz and see all the questions.