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: smyruvery hard 34% ChinaChina1613IndiaIndia1539JapanJapan445MongoliaMongolia857games 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.orgaverage 60% anyany610pawn onlypawn only1896pawn or knightpawn or knight4084queen or kingqueen or king158games 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 40% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece1624he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available1342he wins the gamehe wins the game714he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen2526games 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% 88116216163432323217206464208games 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 52% the last movethe last move774game overgame over3753king is helplessking is helpless5480there is no meaningthere is no meaning483languages riddles » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasiaeasy 73% 1616294632321778664643292100100253numbers riddles » Play numbers quiz and see all the questions.