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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Chess Trivia Quiz - What's your score?

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Hi everyone,

Here is a cool chess quiz to cheer you up. The weekend is just round the corner and you need not stress too much about work. Let chess make you happy. 

Question 1
Who is this chess player... and what is her claim to fame?

Question 2
Can you guess when this game was played and between whom? (If you want to use this Chess King game player for your own blog just get your copy at 

? (2757) - ? (2804)

Result: 1-0
Site: ?
Date: ?

[...] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¤c3 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.d3 ¥e7 6.O-O ¤f6 7.¤h4 ¤d4 8.g3 ¥g4 9.f3 ¥e6 10.¥g5 ¤g8 11.¥xe7 ¤xe7 12.f4 exf4 13.¥xe6 fxe6 14.¦xf4 ¢d7 15.¤f3 ¦f8 16.¦xf8 £xf8 17.¤xd4 cxd4 18.¤e2 £f6 19.c3 ¦f8 20.¤xd4 ¤c6 21.£f1 £xf1+ 22.¦xf1 ¦xf1+ 23.¢xf1 ¤xd4 24.cxd4 d5 25.¢f2 ¢e7 26.¢f3 ¢f6 27.h4 g6 28.b4 b5 29.¢f4 h6 30.¢g4

Question 3
From where are these lines taken?

A: Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will. 
B: Do you? 
A: Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board. I'm sure half the politicians are ready to seize hold of my skirts and drag me from square to square. 
B: Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can. 
A: You don't recommend I find a husband to play it for me? 
B: I should find one to play it with you, not for you.

Question 4 
Which Grandmaster lost his game in the eighth round of a 
premier chess tournament this week because of the time control rule?

Question 5
What date is Bobby Fischer's birth anniversary?

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  • At March 29, 2012 at 6:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mansour? topaliv-kasparov, chess queen to chess king and march 23?

  • At March 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    the game is definitely topalov-kasparov before he retired. linares of course. very sure. not sure about the other answers though. is that dialogue from a movie?

  • At March 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous san tan, call me fan said...

    i got a perfect score. yessss.

  • At March 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous amrit puri, knights chess club, new delhi said...

    she's from iran i think or one of the middle east countries - national champion difficult name to spell, game is surely topalov-kasparov, linares, 1996, conversation from movie The Young Victoria - mamedyarov at euro chess in plovdiv i think and of course Fischer birth anniversary on March 9.

  • At March 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous symeonis, athens said...

    WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan -

  • At March 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous sainath, colombo said...

    WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan, Topalov-Kasparov, Young Victoria, Mamedyarov, March 9

  • At March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous jane bentley, london said...

    i go with Sainath all correct!


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