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Weekly Quiz: Chess Grandmasters and Champions

Weekly Quiz: Chess Grandmasters and Champions

Aug 9, 2011, 12:49 PM 3

Chess Grandmasters and Champions: Week 1  -  August 9, 2011

#1: In 1921, a former world champion published his classic book "Chess Fundamentals". His name was ________________.

A) Paul Morphy          B) Emanuel Lasker

C) Anatoly Karpov          D) Jose R. Capablanca  -  < Correct Answer

#2: Who was the arbiter at the Fischer / Spassky match in 1972?

A) Raymond Keene (England)          B) Lothar Schmid (Germany)  -  < Correct Answer

C) Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland)          D) Yuri Averbakh (Russia)

#3: What was the cause of death of the 9th world champion Tigran Petrosian in 1984?

 A) Stroke          B) Heart Attack

C) Diabetes      D) Cancer  -  < Correct Answer

#4: Who was the first world Chess Champion?

A) Emanuel Lasker          B) Max Euwe

C) Alexander Alekhine        D) Wilhelm Steinitz  -  < Correct Answer


#5: Who was the author of the masterpiece chess game known as the "Immortal Game"?

A) Miguel Najdorf          B) Aron Nimzovich

C) Adolf Anderssen  -  < Correct Answer     D) Daniel Harrwitz

Thank you for reading this week's trivia! Please post your answers in the comments. The solutions for each of the problems will be given at the end of the week.

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