Chess Quiz + 1001 Combinations

Chess Quiz + 1001 Combinations

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Chess Quiz + 1001 Combinations

So I am ploughing my way through this (again)

A Chess Book


When I hit this page.

A page from a chess book


Combination No.768. (White to play and win - clue. Look for a Skewer.)


I’ll give you a couple of minutes to figure it out.

Hard? Yes. There are no obvious signposts to guide you other than the fact Black’s
b4 Bishop is a wee bit short of squares. Infact this harmless looking position has
appeared on RHP and in OTB games. Quite a few players have missed the trick.

On RHP and the solution has been played.

caissad4 - Fnugbatter RHP 2006



Twice ItsYouThatIAdore User 129166 as Black has had this position before 9.c5.
And on both occasions White has missed the chance to win a piece or the exchange.
Game 12345 and Game 12457 and in both cases ItsYouThatIAdore went on to win.

Regular Planet Greenpawn readers will know what comes next.
Yes. An RHP player springing this trap and screwing it up

cptnunicum - Climacus RHP 2008



This Skewer pattern.

Popped up in satyaprakash - LordOfTheChessboard, RHP 2005.
A few moves in and I'll you stop and find the trick .



Next up featuring the same pattern is this game.

janwitje - Tukumnieks RHP.2007
Where we see White set up Black for a lovely trap.


And finally we close the theme of week in traditional manner. A totally cock-up.

OOPS!


Kavkaz - shaffs007 RHP 2008



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Quiz Pic

In Thread 158889 a chess quiz was started up.
I have taken a selection of the posted question plus a couple of new ones.
See how you do. (click on the hidden tag to reveal the answer).

Question 1: Who ended Capablanca's 10 year reign without a defeat?
1. Reveal Hidden Content
1.Richard Reti.


Question 2: Name the World's Champions (future and past) who took part in the 1936 Nottingham Tourney?
2. Reveal Hidden Content
Alekhine, Capablanca, Botvinnik, Euwe and Lasker.


Question 3: Which two players played The Immortal Zugzwang Game?
3. Reveal Hidden Content
Saemisch and Nimzovitch, Copenhagen 1923.


Question 4: Which two players played The Evergreen Game?
4. Reveal Hidden Content
Anderssen and Dufrense, Berlin 1852.


Question 5. What do Bobby Fischer, Mae West and Mickey Spillane all have in common.
5.Reveal Hidden Content
They all went to Erasmus Hall High School.


Question 6. Who said that a young Karpov would never make a chess player?
6.Reveal Hidden Content
Botvinnik.


Question 7: captain cheese - Mr0EviL RHP 2006
White to move 1.Kh1, 1.Kg1, 1.Kf2, 1.Kf1 (only one draws - the rest lose - what move draws?)
7.Reveal Hidden Content
1.Kg1 see below



Question 8. In what year was World Champion Emanuel Lasker born.
8.Reveal Hidden Content
1868.


Question 9: What is Paul McCartney’s middle name?
9.Reveal Hidden Content
Paul, his first name is John.


Question 10: What was the final score of the 1961 Fischer - Reshevsky match?
10.Reveal Hidden Content
The match was drawn each with 2 wins and 7 draws.


Question 7: captain cheese - Mr0EviL RHP 2006 1.Kg1






Other famous people who attended Erasmus Hall High School.
Neil Dimaond, Barbra Streisand (same class as Bobby) and Joseph Barbera who created Tom and Jerry.
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Well that quiz was fun and now we trawl the dark vaults of RHP and find cowering in the corner.

the Jade - Humain RHP 2012



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The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 158955

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Show Comments (7)
Comments (7)

  • Posted 2054 days 10 hours and 58 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    I'll do another quiz (much more RHP game positions) and I'll add another Beatles question.....maybe two!
  • Posted 2054 days 21 hours and 21 minutes ago
    Standard memberdzirilli
    The Beatles question was the only one I got right.
  • Posted 2055 days 12 hours and 11 minutes ago
    Standard memberMyFinestSuit
    A must have book for all... the fact that I didn't see it right away tells me I need to do the whole book again.

    good post Mr. Pawn
  • Posted 2056 days and 14 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Hi Sigrun.

    Make more money at the weekend (and the moment I need it)
    then I would playing in tournaments.
    Miss the thrill but must pay the bill.
  • Posted 2056 days 9 hours and 8 minutes ago
    Standard membersigrun
    Hi Geoff, I like your puzzles, especially the ones I can do! Nr 7 was brill!
    When are you going to play otb again?
  • Posted 2057 days and 21 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    I always put in a Beatles question when I do a Chess Quiz.
  • Posted 2057 days 6 hours and 22 minutes ago
    Subscribermoonbus
    Does Paul McCartney play chess?
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