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Chess - the Intellectual Game

written by: bobby
 
It is said that chess is the most intellectual of all sports. Let's see how much you know about it. Check!

Question 1:


In order to make sure that the chess set is placed correctly you need to look at the bottom right corner. If the color of the square is dark then the set is placed properly.
True
False

Question 2:


This number (10^120) is an estimation of the game-tree complexity of chess.
Shannon number
Cook number
Fisher number
Blue number

Question 3:

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Xiangqi, Shogi and Janggi are variations of chess, played throughout the world and particularly popular in Asia.
True
False


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Question 4:

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Only one of the combinations (country where allegedly chess was invented - century in which that happened - original name of the game) is true.
China - 10th century AD - Chatrang
India - 10th century AD - Chatrang
India - 6th century AD - Chaturanga
China - 6th century AD - Chaturanga


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Question 5:


En passant is a popular maneuver in the board game of chess. Which two figures does this maneuver include?
A bishop and a king
A pawn and a bishop
A pawn and a pawn
A king and a rook

Question 6:

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The most popular piece design, the "Staunton" set, was created by this man.
Etienne Bacrot
Michael Adams
Howard Staunton
Nathaniel Cook


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Question 7:

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The first FIDE President was this man.
Alexander Rueb
Max Euwe
Folke Rogard
Fridrik Olafsson


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Question 8:


The move PxQBP is written down according to the Portable Game Notation (PGN).
True
False

Question 9:


'The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it. [...]' These famous words, depicting chess as a form of mental training, were said by this man.
Alfred Binet
Benjamin Franklin
Bobby Fisher
José Raúl Capablanca

Question 10:


This kind of chess means to play chess, whereby play is conducted without the players having sight of the positions of the pieces.
Blindfold chess
Correspondence chess
Bullet chess
Blitz chess

 


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