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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday chess trivia question - guess their names

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Hello everyone,

There is just something so special about women playing chess. It's charming and beautiful. So, here are two wonderful players from the chess planet - Can you guess their names and tell a little about them?

Bonus Question: Is there a special reason we've picked this chess trivia photo?

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  • At November 17, 2011 at 3:46 PM , Anonymous kingfisher said...

    Hou yifan and koneru humpy - come on

  • At November 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM , Anonymous j.l. vienna said...

    @kingfisher ofcourse

  • At November 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Jan said...

    Hmmm, I don't know who the young man is, but I think the lady is Vera Menchik, who was one of the strongest female players in the world before she was killed in a bombing raid on London during World War II.

  • At November 18, 2011 at 12:41 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    hi everyone, what's the joke aren't they both one of the most famous women chess players once? - sonja graf and vera menchik right? Guess the trivia question was asked because we have the women's world chess championship going on between koneru humpy and hou yifan?

  • At November 18, 2011 at 2:09 AM , Anonymous Symeon, Athens said...

    For god sake its graf and menchik

  • At November 18, 2011 at 2:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    steffi graf?

  • At November 18, 2011 at 5:57 AM , Anonymous jason bourne said...

    Sonja Graf and Vera Menchik

  • At November 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    The ladies of the world chess championship - sonja graf and vera menchik

  • At November 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    Right is vera menchik - She won the first Women's World Championship in 1927 and successfully defended her title six times in every other championship in her lifetime, and only lost one game, while winning 78 and drawing four games.
    Left is sonja graf - Sonja Graf (December 16, 1908 – March 6, 1965) was a German chess master who also lived in Argentina and the United States. She was the Women's World Vice-Champion, two-time winner of the U.S. Women's Chess Championship and author.

  • At November 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Terrence, London said...

    Can anyone really mistake them for Humpy and Hou?

  • At November 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Jan said...

    Sonia Graf, heh? Well, cross-dressing has been going on practically since the dawn of time...


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