Chess GK Quiz Questions and Answers

Chess is sometimes referred as International chess or Western Chess. It is one of the highly recognized games today and played by millions of people worldwide. International Chess Federation (FIDE) governs Chess competition today at global level.

Check here most important GK questions on Chess. We have included questions from Chess game and Chess competitions held across the country.

Question: What is the chess capital of India?

Ans: Chennai

Question: Strategies in chess are used by economists as a basis for which theory?

Ans: Game theory

Question: Which city is called home of chess?

Ans: Elista, Russia

Question: What is the other name for the rooks?

Ans: Castles

Question: What is black called in chess?

Ans: the player who moves second

Question: What is the possible minimum number of moves to win a chess game?

Ans: Two moves

Question: What is 10 second chess called?

Ans: Bullet chess

Question: Which piece is involved in an en passant strategy?

Ans: Pawn

Question: What are the 3 special moves in chess?

Ans: castling, promoting a pawn, and capturing en passant.

Question: What is the maximum number of squares that  a pawn can cross in one move?

Ans: Two Squares

Question: What is 15 minute chess called?

Ans: Rapid chess

Question: Which piece is put next to the rook on the chess board at the start of a game?

Ans: Knight

Question: How did chess get its name?

Ans: The name ‘Chess’ comes from a French word

Question: What is the maximum number of squares that  a rook would cross in a single move?

Ans: Eight Moves

Question: What are the 16 chess pieces called?

Ans: Eight pawns, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, one queen, and one king

Question: Squares on a chess board are identified by which characters?

Ans: One letter and one number

Question: In 1988 who became the first Grandmaster of India?

Ans: Viswanathan Anand

Question: What do we call the columns on a chess board?

Ans: Files

Question: Who was announced as the youngest Chess Grandmaster in India?

Ans: Parimarjan Negi

Question: What do we call the rows on a chess board?

Ans: Ranks

Question: Who became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world?

Ans: Magnus Carlsen

Question: In which year was the World Chess Federation officially founded?

Ans: 1924

Question: What is the name of the official ranking system designed by FIDE for professional chess players?

Ans: ELO

Question: What does the word “checkmate” mean in Persian?

Ans: King is helpless

Question: When were the modern rules for chess standarised?

Ans: 19th century

Question: To achieve the Scholar’s Mate, how many moves might be needed?

Ans: Four moves

Question: How many categories of pieces are there on a chess board?

Ans: Six category

Question: How can a chess game finish in a draw?

Ans: The game reaches a stalemate or Both players agree with a draw

Question: In addition to checkmate, how can a player win a chess game?

Ans: Run out of time and The opponent resigns

Question: To be awarded the Grandmaster title, a player must have at least how many points in the ELO rating?

Ans: 2500

Question: Which piece can move only in a forward direction?

Ans: Pawn

Question: Which piece can only stay in squares with the same colour, black or white, during the whole chess game?

Ans: Bishop

Question: Which is the only piece on a chess board that  cannot check a king?

Ans: King

Question: Which piece has to deviate from the usual movement to capture another piece?

Ans: Pawn

Question: What is the condition in which a player cannot many any move while the other one has not checked yet?

Ans: Stalemate

Question: Who was the Indias first woman Grandmaster in Chess?

Ans: S.Vijayalakshmi

Question: When a pawn reaches the other side of the chess board, it would be exchanged for any lost piece. What is this strategy called?

Ans: Queening

Question: Who is the Indias first sportsperson to receive Padma Vibhushan Award?

Ans: Viswanathan Anand

Question: Which piece can only move diagonally in a move?

Ans: Bishop

Question: Which piece could be “checkmated” in chess?

Ans: King

Question: Which piece can jump over another piece in a move?

Ans: Knight

Question: What is the name of the governing body of international chess competition?

Ans: International Chess Federation (FIDE)

Question: Which piece can only move one square to any side in each move?

Ans: King

Question: Which is the most powerful piece on a chess board?

Ans: Queen

Question: Which move allows for a change  of positions between a rook and king and puts them side by side?

Ans: Casting

Question: Which is the least powerful piece on a chess board?

Ans: Pawn

Question: Which player can make the first move in a chess game?

Ans: The player with white pieces

Question: Who was generally recognised to be the first World Chess Champion in 1886?

Ans: Wilhelm Steinitz

Question: Chess is originated from which country?

Ans: India

Question: What is the highest title for professional chess players?

Ans: Grandmaster

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