Chess Practice Test
In chess, which piece could be "checkmated"?
In the game of chess, any move of a piece that attacks the opponent’s King is called as a Check. Similarly, if an enemy piece attacks your king, then your King is in check.
On a chess board, how many squares are there in total?
Total number of squares on a chessboard= 64 This 8 by 8 grid results in 64 alternating colored squares. 32 of which are light squares and 32 dark squares. All 64 squares are identical in length and the board should measure the same on all 4 sides. You need to set up the pieces on their correct squares before you start.
What is the name of the organization that governs international competition?
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions.
What is the total number of pieces on a chess board at the beginning of a game?
The game is played on a board of 64 squares by combining 32 pieces to create a strategic battle between black and white.
On a chessboard, which piece is the most powerful?
The most powerful and effective piece on the chess board is nonetheless, the queen. The Queen hold the most value (a total of 9 points) on the chessboard because she can control up to a maximum of 26 squares.
On a chessboard, what is the least powerful piece?
The pawn is the least powerful and the weakest piece in chess. However, you must not underestimate it as a pawn has the potential of becoming a queen by pawn promotion.
What is the highest chess player's title?
The highest title awarded in chess (aside from the title of world champion) is the title of grandmaster. In order to achieve this title, a player must reach an established classical or standard FIDE rating of 2500 and earn three grandmaster norms in international competition.
In a chess game, who gets to move first?
In chess, there is a general consensus among players and theorists that the player who makes the first move ( White) has an inherent advantage. Since 1851, compiled statistics support this view; White consistently wins slightly more often than Black, usually scoring between 52 and 56 percent.
In 1886, who was highly recognized as the first World Chess Champion?
William Steinitz was an Austrian and later American chess player, and the first official World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician.
From which country did chess originate?
The most popular theory, however, suggests that the game originated from India in the 6th century in the form of an early Indian game called chaturanga.
Which of the following moves allows a rook and a king to swap positions and be put side by side?
Castling is a move in the game of chess involving a player's king and either of the player's original rooks. It is the only move in chess in which a player moves two pieces in the same move, and it is the only move aside from the knight's move where a piece can be said to "jump over" another.
In each move, which piece can only move one square to any side?
The King - The king is the most important piece, but is one of the weakest. The king can only move one square in any direction - up, down, to the sides, and diagonally. The king may never move himself into check (where he could be captured).
In a move, which piece can jump over another piece?
The knight is unique for two major reasons: 1) it is the only piece that can hop or jump over another piece, and 2) every time it moves it alternates from a light-square to a dark-square, or vice-versa. The knight is considered a minor piece (like a bishop) and is worth three points.
Which piece in a move can only move diagonally?
Bishop is the only chess piece that can only move diagonally but it is limited to squares of one color. So a bishop of the black-colored square can only move on black-colored squares throughout the game. Whereas a bishop of the white-colored square can only move on white-colored squares throughout the game.
What is the condition in which one player is unable to make any move while the other has not yet checked?
Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move. The rules of chess provide that when a stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw.
A pawn is exchanged for any lost piece when it reaches the other side of the chessboard. What do you call this strategy?
Queening means when a pawn is promoted to a queen. Underpromotion means when a pawn is promoted to anything other than the queen.
Which of the pieces can only move forward?
Pawns can only move one square straight forward, except on their first move, when if they wish, they can move two squares straight forward. It’s the starting position of the chess game and White has just played the move pawn to e4. The pawn moved 2 squares forward on it’s first move.
How does a chess game ends in a draw?
There are several different ways in which a chess game might end in a draw. One simple way for a chess game to end is by having both players agree that the game should be a draw. This most commonly occurs when both players realize that neither has any winning chances, barring a very unlikely error from one side or the other.
Which chess piece is the only one that can't check a king?
The king is less powerful than almost every chess piece, but it is also unique: the king is the only piece that can never be captured! If a king is attacked, it is in "check."
What is the rooks' other name?
Castles are called “rooks” in chess because the word originates from the Persian word “rukh”. Before they looked like castles, these chess pieces actually looked like chariots and rukh is what they called them in that original language.
What is the name of the FIDE-designed official ranking system for professional chess players?
The Elo rating system measures the relative strength of a player in some games, such as chess, compared to other players.
What year was the World Chess Federation founded?
Founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs, known as FIDE from its French acronym) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an International Sports Federation in 1999. Before the founding of FIDE, Chess had existed as a sport played at a competitive level for centuries.
How many moves might be needed to achieve the Scholar's Mate?
Scholar's Mate (also known as “Mate-in-Four”) is a famous chess play used to achieve a checkmate within as few as four moves of the start of a game. The idea is to launch a focused attack on Black’s king's bishop's pawn in order to gain control of the F7 square and earn a quick victory.
On a chessboard, what do we call the rows?
Chess is played on a board of 64 squares arranged in eight vertical rows called files and eight horizontal rows called ranks. These squares alternate between two colours: one light, such as white, beige, or yellow; and the other dark, such as black or green.
In an en passant strategy, which piece is involved?
The en passant rule is a special pawn capturing move in chess. "En passant" is a French expression that translates to "in passing," which is precisely how this capture works. Pawns can usually capture only pieces that are directly and diagonally in front of it on an adjacent file. It moves to the captured piece's square and replaces it.