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Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekend Chess Trivia Quiz - Two Simple Questions

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Hi everyone,

Time for a quick chess trivia quiz to fill your weekend with the super joy of chess.

Question 1
Which of Shakespeare's characters has actually delivered a full 'chess speech'?

Question 2
Can you identify this chess painting?

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  • At April 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    too difficult trivia :(

  • At April 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    Difficult. Is it Hamlet and a French painting series on cats?

  • At April 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous sainath, colombo said...


  • At April 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous anastasia said...

    KING HENRY V's Chess Speech

    That he which hath no stomach to this game,
    Let him depart; his entry fee shall be made
    And pawns put back into his bag:
    We would not resign in that man's company
    That fears his fellowship to lose with us.
    This day is called the feast of Crispian:
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
    Then will he get out his score book and show his moves.
    And say 'These gambits I had on Crispin's day.'
    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember with advantages
    What mates he did that day.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the FIDE,
    But we in it shall be remember'd;
    We few, we happy few, we band of players;
    For he to-day that sheds his brain cells with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er such a fish,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon tournament's day.

  • At April 28, 2012 at 1:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes king henry


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