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The most basic step in evaluating a position is to count the total value of pieces of both sides.

- True

- False

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How many black squares are on the board?

- 64

- 31

- 30

- 23

- 32

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Who was the youngest female(age 11) to defeat a Grandmaster, who happened to be(Vladimir Kovacevic).

- Susan Polgar

- Irina Krush

- Judit Polgar

- Lisa Lane

- Jennifer Shahade

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A game is played that leads to a draw by stalemate. What is the least number of moves this game could've possibly taken?

- 17

- 12

- 15

- 10

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VocalTechnique wrote:
Who was the youngest female(age 11) to defeat a Grandmaster, who happened to be(Vladimir Kovacevic).

- Susan Polgar

- Irina Krush

- Judit Polgar

- Lisa Lane

- Jennifer Shahade



Hou Yifan, She became a GM at the age of 14 years, 6 months, the youngest ever.
As per my Knowledge ....

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White to solve and win.

[fen]3r1rk1/b1p1q2p/p3pp2/Pp1b4/1n1p1P2/1B1P1NP1/2PBQ1P1/1R1K3R w - -
[/fen]

Solution :

1. Bxb4...Qxb4
2. Qxe6...Kh8
3. Ng5...Bxe6
4. Rxh7+...Kg8
5. Bxe6+

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Why is the chess game between Francisco de Castellvi and Narciso Vinoles of historical importance?

- Ending on the 279th move, it is the longest chess game ever played.

- Lasting 82 years, it is the longest correspondence chess game ever played.

- The players slammed the pieces so loudly, that the tournament had to be interrupted.

- It is the earliest known recorded chess game to which we can attach names of the players.

- It is the most brilliant chess game ever played.

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What is the strongest move for White?

[fen]8/ppp3p1/4R2r/2b2kNp/8/5P1P/PP4P1/n1B2K2 w - -[/fen]

Answer :
g4

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What is the strongest move for Black?

[fen]RN4R1/1K4BP/P2P2P1/1P1p4/p2b1P2/2q5/1pp2p1p/1k2r1nQ b - -[/fen]

Solution :

1. Qh1...Rd2+
2. Ne2...Rxe2+
3. Kg1...Qf2#

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How many passed isolated pawns can a player have at one time?

- 4

- 5

- 6

- 7

- 8

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[fen]r1b1k2r/p1pq1ppp/1pnb4/4n3/P1P4P/1N1PNB2/1P4Q1/R3K1R1 w KQkq - 0 1
[/fen]

Is it wise for white to castle?

- Yes

- No

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What was Robert J. Fischer's best OFFICIAL rating?

- 2780

- 2785

- 2790

- 2795

- 2800

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On an empty board, how many spaces does the queen control, including the one its on if it is on d4?

- 21

- 25

- 15

- 28

- 31

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[fen]8/p6r/k6R/P1P4R/K7/8/8/8 w - -
[/fen]

Solve for White.

[Hide]1. c6Rxh62. c7Rc63. Rh6Kb74. Rxc6Kxc65. c8=Q+
[/Hide]

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Who objected to playing on red and white squares because he was colorblind?

- Staunton

- Steinitz

- Zukertort

- Chigorin

- Lasker

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As white, what opening did Bobby Fischer use to surprise Boris Spassky in game 6 of the 1972 World Championship?

- Reti

- King's Indian Attack

- Vienna Game

- English

- London System

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Which of the following combination of pieces cannot force mate against a lone King?

- King and Queen

- King and Rook

- King and two Bishops

- King and two Knights

- King and one Bishop and one Knight

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In the game Wegner - Johnsen, Gausdal 1991, how many checks were given?

- 121

- 131

- 141

- 151

- 161

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In the Book "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess", Bobby values the bishop as:

- 3.00 points

- 3.10 points

- 3.25 points

- 3.50 points

- 3.75 points

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If a Black Rook stands on a6, then how many squares it controls? ( Apart from the square it stands on)

- 14

- 19

- 21

- 9

- 8

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In Gliński's hexagonal chess, how many squares does a queen control when placed in the center and not counting the square the queen is on?

- 32 Squares

- 36 Squares

- 42 Squares

- 46 Squares

- 52 Squares

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The Accelerated Fianchetto (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6) is a line in what defense?

- Hippopotamus Defense

- Sicilian Defense

- French Defense

- Caro Kann Defense

- Department of Defense

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Louis De La Bourdonnais vs. Alexander MacDonnell, London, 1834

White to mate 2.

[fen]r5r1/7Q/2RNbkN1/5pp1/p7/3q4/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Solution :
1.Rxe6+ Kxe6 2.Qf7+ (1.Qf7+ Bxf7 2.Ne8)


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White to play and win.

Adams vs Andrew Whiteley, England, 1981

[fen]4b2k/ppp1q1r1/4prRp/2Pp3P/5N2/P3Q3/1PP3P1/2KR4 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Nxd5 exd5 Qxe7 Rxe7 Rxf6 ]

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White Mates in 6.

Adams vs D Sedgwick, London, 1984


[fen]7k/p1r2b2/4pq2/1p1p1nR1/5P2/P2B4/1P2Q2P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[  Rh5+ if Bxh5 Qxh5+ Qh6 Qe8+ or if Nh6 Rxh6+ w/Qe5+ ]

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