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What's a Better Bet for the Candidates Tournament?

  • Either Aronian or Kramnik will win.
  • One of the other six players will win (Anand, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamadyarov, Svidler, or Karjakin).
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Created on March 11, 2014 | 4191 Votes | 44 Comments

Which Country Do You Think Has the Greatest Percentage of Citizens Playing Chess?

  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Iceland
  • Georgia
  • Ukraine
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Other
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Created on March 4, 2014 | 7922 Votes | 95 Comments

What's Your Favorite Opening Against 1. d4?

  • Grünfeld Defense
  • Benoni
  • Benko (Volga) Gambit
  • Queen's Gambit Accepted
  • Slav Defense or Queen's Gambit Declined
  • King's Indian Defense
  • Nimzo-Indian
  • Dutch Defense
  • Budapest Gambit
  • Other
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Created on February 25, 2014 | 6337 Votes | 58 Comments

Which Winter Olympic Sport Would Magnus Carlsen Be Best Suited For?

  • Hockey
  • Speed Skating
  • Alpine (Downhill) Skiiing
  • Curling
  • Ski Jumping
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh/Luge/Skeleton
  • Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Figure Skating
  • Snowboarding
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Created on February 21, 2014 | 3996 Votes | 35 Comments

What Pre-Tournament Meal Do You Like Most?

  • A Simple Salad
  • Pasta
  • Just Fruits and Nuts
  • Something Vegetarian
  • Anything High in Protein
  • Whatever is Quickest
  • Steak! Can't Beat It
  • I'm Too Nervous/Busy to Eat Much!
  • It Depends on Who is Buying!
  • I Prefer to Snack During the Game
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Created on February 16, 2014 | 3921 Votes | 38 Comments