10 most difficult chess riddles A list of chess related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Games quiz Who became the first World Chess Champion?Wilhelm Steinitz. Wilhelm was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician. He is considered to be the founder of the scientific approach to chess, unveiling in 1873 a new positional style of play.very hard 27% Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz27%Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker18%José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca22%Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine31%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1369 answers in 2 languages »surnames riddles » Who won the first Women's World Chess Championship?Vera Menchik was a British-Czechoslovak-Russian chess player who gained renown as the world's first women's chess champion. She successfully defended her title six times in every other championship held during her lifetime, losing only one game, while winning 78 and drawing four games.very hard 30% Lyudmila RudenkoLyudmila Rudenko24%Olga Rubtsova Olga Rubtsova 27%Vera Menchik Vera Menchik 30%Judit PolgárJudit Polgár17%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 341 answers in 2 languages »people riddles » 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.very hard 36% ChinaChina35%IndiaIndia36%JapanJapan9%MongoliaMongolia18%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 5667 answers in 3 languages »games riddles » How many moves is required to achieve the Scholar's Mate?4. Using algebraic notation, the required moves can be described as follows: e4 e5, Bc4 Nc6, Qh5 Nf6, Qxf7#. The same mating pattern may be reached by various move orders, but in all variations, the basic idea is the same: the queen and bishop combine in a simple mating attack on f7 (or f2 if Black is performing the mate).very hard 39% 2211%3342%4439%886%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 456 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 41% he must choose another piecehe must choose another piece26%he must wait until the queen is availablehe must wait until the queen is available21%he wins the gamehe wins the game11%he may use any item as the extra queenhe may use any item as the extra queen41%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7301 answers in 2 languages »games riddles » When was the World Chess Federation founded?In 1924. The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924. It is usually referred to as FIDE, its French acronym.hard 45% in 1924in 192445%in 1956in 195628%in 2005in 20056%such organization doesn't existsuch organization doesn't exist19%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 349 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 52% the last movethe last move7%game overgame over35%king is helplessking is helpless52%there is no meaningthere is no meaning4%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11938 answers in 2 languages »languages 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% 8816%161652%323227%64643%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7650 answers in 2 languages »games riddles » How many squares does the chessboard for Four-player chess variant have?160. Four-player chess is a family of chess variants typically played with four people. A special board made of standard 8×8 squares with an additional 3 rows of 8 cells extending from each side. There are many different rule variations; most variants, however, share the same board and similar piece setup.hard 56% 14014014%16016056%25025019%80809%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 482 answers in 2 languages »games 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.average 61% anyany8%pawn onlypawn only27%pawn or knightpawn or knight61%queen or kingqueen or king2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7946 answers in 2 languages »games riddles » Play games quiz and see all the questions.