The most difficult chess riddles A list of chess related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Languages quiz 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.hard 40% ChinaChina39%IndiaIndia40%JapanJapan7%MongoliaMongolia12%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1063 answers in 2 languages »games 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.hard 44% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece22%he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available19%he wins the gamehe wins the game12%he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2899 answers in 2 languages »games 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.hard 52% 8815%161652%323229%64643%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2941 answers in 2 languages »games 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".hard 55% the last movethe last move8%game overgame over31%king is helplessking is helpless55%there is no meaningthere is no meaning4%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6352 answers in 2 languages »languages 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.hard 59% anyany9%pawn onlypawn only28%pawn or knightpawn or knight59%queen or kingqueen or king2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2998 answers in 2 languages »games riddles » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.easy 72% 161612%323272%646413%1001001%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 16127 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.