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  1. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 15:11 / 1 edit
    GP:you knock up 10 questions and see how well I/(we) do. (I won't cheat.)
    Do it soon, 10 general knowledge questions on Chess.

    Question 1: Capablanca went for ten years without defeat in a major tournament. There were even calls to change the rules of chess to make it possible for someone else to win. Who put an end Capa's ten-year streak, and in what tourney did the upset occur?
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 16:05
    Question 2: Which World's Champions (former, reigning, and/or future) took part in the 1936 Nottingham Tourney?
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 16:07
    Question 3: Which two players played The Immortal Zugzwang Game?
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 16:08
    Question 4: Which two players played The Immortal Evergreen Game?
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 16:15
    Question 5: Who killed the Evans Gambit?

    Hint below:
    The game occurred in the St. Petersburg tourney of 1895-6, Tschigorin played White.
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 16:17 / 1 edit
    Question 6: What is a quartgrip?

    I assume Hans Kmoch's definition in Pawn Power in Chess.
  7. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 18:44


    Question 7: With Black to move, can Black force a win?
  8. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 18:48


    Question 8: True or false? White to play wins; Black to play draws.
  9. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 18:56
    Question 9: Who reputedly said "After 1.e4 White's game is in its last throes?"
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Apr '14 19:01
    Question 10: What was the final score of the 1961 Fischer - Reshevsky match?
  11. 20 Apr '14 02:31
    1.Reti

    2.Alekhine, Euwe (current WC) , Capablanca, Botvinnik and Lasker.
    (Bogubolov a two times challenger, was also there.).
    Also there, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Fine, Winter, Vidmar, Flohr.......
    Botvinnik and Capa tied first place

    3. Nimzovitch and Samisch (copenhagen 1923)

    4. Andersson and Dufrense (I always get the opponents mixed up - cannot spell the other one.) 🙂

    5. No idea - guess at Lasker. (I know his named defence to the Evans is OK)

    6. I cannot remember. A pawn at the base of a chain (guess)

    7. An Endgame 🙁 No. Advancing the g-pawn draws.

    8. Another endgame True. (quick counting guess but it looks right.)

    9. Breyer

    10. It was a draw - but I cannot recall the score. (3 wins each?)
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Apr '14 04:06 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    1.Reti

    2.Alekhine, Euwe (current WC) , Capablanca, Botvinnik and Lasker.
    (Bogubolov a two times challenger, was also there.).
    Also there, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Fine, Winter, Vidmar, Flohr.......
    Botvinnik and Capa tied first place

    3. Nimzovitch and Samisch (copenhagen 1923)

    4. Andersson and Dufrense (I always get the opponents mixed up - can ...[text shortened]... looks right.)

    9. Breyer

    10. It was a draw - but I cannot recall the score. (3 wins each?)
    The quartgrip is this:



    Reti d. Capa @ New York 1924 (I think)

    Reshevsky-Fischer ended 5.5-5.5.
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    20 Apr '14 05:32 / 2 edits
    GP: 9 out of 10 ! Wow. (Reshevsky-Fischer was drawn is good enough. Only SG--aka Mycroft--would know the exact figures.)
  14. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    20 Apr '14 05:44
    "Reti (1.N-KB3--what else?) defeated Capa @ New York 1924"
    --round 5, a sensation at the time.

    "Reshevsky-Fischer ended 5.5-5.5."
    --a hard-fought match between 2 US champions.

    11 out of 10. I expected no less of you.
    Cheers,
    Sherly

    PS Mom loved you best.
  15. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    20 Apr '14 05:55
    Endgame study: note that the position below is won for Black, with or without the move. The difference being that Black's NP can advance either one or two squares. The clue is: for Black to win, the White K must be on the R file when the Black NP advances to the 6th rank. An exercise in tempo-calculation, to be worked out in your heads, lads.