Are You Addicted To Chess?

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Are You Addicted To Chess?

The test will show whether you are obsessed with the game of chess. Novices stand virtually no chance of answering the test questions correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Two representatives of the "hypermodern school of chess" were
    • A. 

      Paul Morphy and Simon Winawer

    • B. 

      Howard Staunton and Johannes Zukertort

    • C. 

      Max Euwe and Mikhail Tal

    • D. 

      Jacques Mieses and Adolf Anderssen

    • E. 

      Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti

  • 2. 
    You play 1.e4, your opponent answers 1...c6. The opening is called:
    • A. 

      Scandinavian defence

    • B. 

      Caro-Kann

    • C. 

      Sicilian defence

    • D. 

      Alekhine's defence

    • E. 

      Center-counter defence

  • 3. 
    There is a black king, a white king and a white knight left on the chessboard. The position is
    • A. 

      Drawn

    • B. 

      Win for white

    • C. 

      Win for black

    • D. 

      Most likely adjourned

  • 4. 
    In the James Bond movie "From Russia with Love" (see screenshot from the movie below), the position on the chessboard is based on a:
    • A. 

      Fischer - Spassky world championship game

    • B. 

      Paul Morphy's game against an unknown opponent

    • C. 

      Spassky - Bronstein USSR Championship game

    • D. 

      A famous correspondence chess game

    • E. 

      Illegal position which would never occur in a chess game

  • 5. 
    A quote from Emanuel Lasker: "I have known many chess players, but among them there has been only one genius - [....]! His ideal was to win by manoeuvering. [....]'s genius reveals itself in his probing of the opponent's weak points. The slightest weakness cannot escape from his keen eye." Who is the mysterious [....] Lasker is referring to?
    • A. 

      Harry Nelson Pillsbury

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Steinitz

    • C. 

      Carl Schlechter

    • D. 

      Akiba Rubinstein

    • E. 

      Jose Raul Capablanca

  • 6. 
    The position below is characteristic of which opening?
    • A. 

      Benoni

    • B. 

      Bird

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Queen's Gambit

    • E. 

      Dutch

  • 7. 
    "When I am White, I win because I am White. When I am Black, I win because I am ______."
    • A. 

      Alekhine

    • B. 

      The greatest

    • C. 

      Bogoljubov

    • D. 

      Lasker

    • E. 

      Black

  • 8. 
    The correct chronological order of world chess champions is:
    • A. 

      Steinitz, Euwe, Capablanca, Lasker

    • B. 

      Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe

    • C. 

      Capablanca, Botvinnik, Tal, Smyslov

    • D. 

      Alekhine, Bronstein, Petrosian, Fischer

    • E. 

      Lasker, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal

  • 9. 
    The three strongest chess players, who failed to attain the title of World Chess Champion, are widely considered to be:
    • A. 

      Milan Vidmar, Nigel Short and Lev Polugaevsky

    • B. 

      Eugenio Torre, Leonid Stein and Bent Larsen

    • C. 

      Enrique Mecking, Siegbert Tarrasch and Pal Benko

    • D. 

      Paul Keres, Viktor Korchnoi and Akiba Rubinstein

    • E. 

      Geza Maroczy, David Bronstein and Efim Geller

  • 10. 
    Who is the woman in the picture below?
    • A. 

      Jane Murphy, Australian Collegiate Chess Champion

    • B. 

      Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

    • C. 

      Shannen Doherty, an actress in Beverly Hills, 90210

    • D. 

      One of top ranked tennis players in the United States

    • E. 

      Olga Mila, a Russian-born mystery writer

  • 11. 
    Why is the painting below relevant to chess?
    • A. 

      It was owned consecutively by Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca, Robert James Fischer and Vladimir Kramnik, all chess champions

    • B. 

      It was stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City during a Kasparov-Karpov world chess championship match

    • C. 

      It is supposed to represent Caissa, the goddess of chess

    • D. 

      It was created by Marcel Duchamp, a Dadaist who represented France during the 1930 Chess Olympiad in Hamburg

    • E. 

      It is the official logo of FIDE, the World Chess Federation

  • 12. 
    The standard design of chess pieces, pictured below, is known as the
    • A. 

      Regency design

    • B. 

      Staunton design

    • C. 

      Isle of Lewis design

    • D. 

      Zagreb design

    • E. 

      Selenus design

  • 13. 
    In the drawing below, the third gentleman from the right, the one resting his arm on the chessboard, is:
    • A. 

      Johannes Zukertort

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Steinitz

    • C. 

      Paul Morphy

    • D. 

      Louis Paulsen

    • E. 

      Howard Staunton

  • 14. 
    In the position below, it is white's turn to move. White should:
    • A. 

      Force a mate

    • B. 

      Win material and equalize

    • C. 

      Resign, as his position is hopeless

    • D. 

      Fight hard for a draw

    • E. 

      Offer a draw

  • 15. 
    Walter Korn called them "chess pirates"; they tried to revive the romantic King's Gambit in the 20th century. He was referring to:
    • A. 

      Botvinnik, Keres and Geller

    • B. 

      Larsen, Smyslov and Petrosian

    • C. 

      Spassky, Bronstein and Fischer

    • D. 

      Trifunovic, Barcza and Portisch

    • E. 

      Korchnoi, Hort and Polugaevsky