Basic Rules Of Chess

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Basic Rules Of Chess

Chess is one of the earliest and most classic board games, which allows its players to showcase impressive feats of tactical and strategic play. Do you know all of the basic rules of the game? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many squares are there on a chess board?
    • A. 

      36

    • B. 

      49

    • C. 

      81

    • D. 

      64

  • 2. 
    At the beginning of the game, how many pawns does each player have?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 3. 
    What two colors are used to refer to the opponents in a chess game?
    • A. 

      Black & Red

    • B. 

      Black & White

    • C. 

      Red & White

    • D. 

      Red & White

  • 4. 
    In addition to checkmate, what is another way to win a chess game?
    • A. 

      Voluntary Resignation

    • B. 

      Skunk

    • C. 

      Draw

    • D. 

      Decision

  • 5. 
    What is the middle portion of a chess game called?
    • A. 

      End Game

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Middlegame

    • D. 

      Half Break

  • 6. 
    What piece is the Bishop allowed to leap over during a move?
    • A. 

      A Pawn

    • B. 

      A Rook

    • C. 

      A Knight

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    How many squares can the Bishop move diagonally?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      Any Number

  • 8. 
    What piece is involved with the King in the Castling move?
    • A. 

      Bishop

    • B. 

      Queen

    • C. 

      Knight

    • D. 

      Rook

  • 9. 
    What determines which player moves first in a Chess game?
    • A. 

      A Coin Toss

    • B. 

      White Always Moves First

    • C. 

      Black Always Moves First

    • D. 

      The Higher Ranked Player

  • 10. 
    Who broke the record for the highest ever Elo rating in January 2013?
    • A. 

      Magnus Carlsen

    • B. 

      Vladimir Kramnik

    • C. 

      Levon Aronian

    • D. 

      Viswanathan Anand

  • 11. 
    Which chess-playing computer developed by IBM defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997?
    • A. 

      Colossus Chess

    • B. 

      Chess Tiger

    • C. 

      Deep Blue

    • D. 

      Shredder

  • 12. 
    What type of move consists of moving the king two squares along the first rank toward a rook?
    • A. 

      Promotion

    • B. 

      Siege

    • C. 

      Sicilian

    • D. 

      Castling

  • 13. 
    What title is awarded to strong chess players by the world chess organization FIDE?
    • A. 

      Grandmaster

    • B. 

      Emperor

    • C. 

      Dalai Lama

    • D. 

      Majesty

  • 14. 
    Which chess piece moves straight forward but captures diagonally?
    • A. 

      Knight

    • B. 

      Rook

    • C. 

      Bishop

    • D. 

      Pawn

  • 15. 
    What was the name of the first chess-playing machine?
    • A. 

      Hal 9000

    • B. 

      Watson

    • C. 

      The Turk

    • D. 

      Deep Blue

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