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Monday, July 12, 2010

Chess Puzzle & Trivia answers

Hello Everyone!

Here are the answers to the chess puzzle and trivia questions of last week.

Four-year-old Capablanca playing chess with his father.

Yes! This is a photo of
José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera who was the World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. In this photo, Capablanca is playing with his father. This Cuban chess master was known for his fantastic endgame understanding and pace of play. He learned to play chess at the age of four by watching his father play. Once he first pointed out a mistake in his father's game and then beat him in two games straight. Emanuel Lasker once said: "I have known many chess players, but only one chess genius: Capablanca." The annual Capablanca memorial tournament is held in Havana, Cuba. He was nicknamed the 'Human Chess Machine'.

Here was the simple puzzle with Black to move and mate in three.
The answer is: 1. ... Ra8+ 2. Kb7 Ba6+ 3. Kxc7 Nd5 0-1

We had also asked you a different chess puzzle. If Black were to mirror every move of White can White mate in four moves? Here is the answer that we are sure you will enjoy. You can run it in our pgnplayer or watch the flash below.

PGN: 1. c4 c5 2. Qa4 Qa5 3. Qc6 Qc3 4. Qc8 1-0

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