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Chess Conundrums

3.3
(15 votes)
8 questions
English
AI Generated
Test your knowledge of chess, its history, and famous players with these 8 intriguing questions.
1
48 random squares
AI Generated

Who is considered the father of modern chess?

Garry Kasparov

Anatoly Karpov

Bobby Fischer

Magnus Carlsen

Hard  31% got this right

Kasparov was World Chess Champion from 1985 to 2000.
2
48 random squares
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What is the initial position of the white king and queen on the chessboard?

King D1, Queen E1

King D1, Queen E8

King E1, Queen D8

King E1, Queen E8

61% got this right

The king and queen are placed on the central squares of the board.
3
48 random squares
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Which chess piece can only move diagonally?

Bishop

Knight

Pawn

Rook

66% got this right

The bishop can move any number of squares diagonally.
4
48 random squares
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Who was the first official World Chess Champion?

Wilhelm Steinitz

Emanuel Lasker

Jose Capablanca

Paul Morphy

41% got this right

Steinitz became the first official World Chess Champion in 1886.
5
48 random squares
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What is the term for a situation where a player's king is under attack and cannot escape?

Checkmate

Draw

Stalemate

Zugzwang

Easy  82% got this right

Checkmate occurs when the king is in check and has no legal moves to escape.
6
48 random squares
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In which country did chess originate?

India

China

Persia

Russia

41% got this right

Chess originated in India around the 6th century AD.
7
48 random squares
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What is the maximum number of queens a player can have on the board?

8
9
12

61% got this right

A player can promote all 8 pawns to queens, resulting in 9 queens including the original one.
8
48 random squares
AI Generated

Which famous chess player was known for his 'Game of the Century'?

Bobby Fischer

Anatoly Karpov

Garry Kasparov

Magnus Carlsen

Hard  33% got this right

Fischer's 'Game of the Century' took place in 1956 when he was only 13 years old.