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  • When Teaching Chess to Beginners, I Start With This Piece...

    • Created on Sep 24, 2014
    • 8356 Votes
    • 43 Comments
    King ([[ getPercent(4598, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4598) ]])
    Queen ([[ getPercent(4600, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4600) ]])
    Rook ([[ getPercent(4602, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4602) ]])
    Bishop ([[ getPercent(4604, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4604) ]])
    Knight ([[ getPercent(4606, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4606) ]])
    Pawn ([[ getPercent(4608, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4608) ]])
    I set up all of the pieces and we go from there ([[ getPercent(4610, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4610) ]])
  • Yes, dropping out the cycle would be too risky. ([[ getPercent(4586, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4586) ]])
    Yes, keeping chess with only one legitimate world champion is important. ([[ getPercent(4588, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4588) ]])
    No, playing for less money than last time is not acceptable. ([[ getPercent(4590, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4590) ]])
    No, Norway should host since India hosted last time. ([[ getPercent(4592, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4592) ]])
    No, the political situation in Russia is not stable enough. ([[ getPercent(4594, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4594) ]])
    No, the AGON/sponsor aspect is too dodgy. ([[ getPercent(4596, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4596) ]])
  • Was GM Fabiano Caruana's Sinquefield Performance the Best Ever?

    • Created on Sep 9, 2014
    • 5928 Votes
    • 48 Comments
    Yes. ([[ getPercent(4566, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4566) ]])
    No, it was Karpov's 11/13 in Linares, 1994. ([[ getPercent(4568, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4568) ]])
    No, it was Topalov's undefeated championship in San Luis, 2005. ([[ getPercent(4570, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4570) ]])
    No, it was Carlsen's 8/10 in Nanjing, 2009. ([[ getPercent(4572, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4572) ]])
    No, it was Ivanchuk's 8/10 in M-Tel, 2008. ([[ getPercent(4574, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4574) ]])
    No, it was Kasparov's 12/14 in Tilburg, 1989. ([[ getPercent(4576, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4576) ]])
    No, it was Fischer's 20-0 run in the Candidates Matches in the 1970s. ([[ getPercent(4578, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4578) ]])
    No, it was Fischer's 11-0 perfect score in the 1963 U.S. Championship. ([[ getPercent(4580, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4580) ]])
    No, it was Sofia Polgar's 8.5/9 in Rome, 1989. ([[ getPercent(4582, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4582) ]])
    No, it was some other performance. ([[ getPercent(4584, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4584) ]])
  • Who Would You Like to See Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

    • Created on Aug 29, 2014
    • 7450 Votes
    • 52 Comments
    Kirsan Ilyumzhinov ([[ getPercent(4552, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4552) ]])
    Garry Kasparov ([[ getPercent(4554, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4554) ]])
    Magnus Carlsen ([[ getPercent(4556, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4556) ]])
    Hikaru Nakamura ([[ getPercent(4558, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4558) ]])
    Danny Rensch ([[ getPercent(4560, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4560) ]])
    Other ([[ getPercent(4562, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4562) ]])
    No One ([[ getPercent(4564, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4564) ]])
  • Which of GM Judit Polgar's Accomplishments Will You Remember Most?

    • Created on Aug 25, 2014
    • 3542 Votes
    • 23 Comments
    Number 1 Woman for 25 Years ([[ getPercent(4540, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4540) ]])
    Reaching Top Ten in the World (Peak Rating of 2735) ([[ getPercent(4542, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4542) ]])
    Breaking the Record For World's Youngest Grandmaster ([[ getPercent(4544, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4544) ]])
    Beating Ten World Champions in Classical Chess ([[ getPercent(4546, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4546) ]])
    Refusing to Play in Women's Tournaments ([[ getPercent(4548, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4548) ]])
    First Woman to Compete For a World Championship ([[ getPercent(4550, true) ]]%, [[ getVotesString(4550) ]])

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