The Ultimate Chess Quiz! Trivia

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The Ultimate Chess Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the highest title awarded by the FIDE for achievement in competitive play?
    • A. 

      Supreme Master

    • B. 

      International Chess Master

    • C. 

      FIDE Master

    • D. 

      Grand Master

  • 2. 
    What city was the site of the founding of the FIDE?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Berlin

    • D. 

      Paris

  • 3. 
    In what country have the oldest surviving chess sets been found?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Scotland

  • 4. 
    How old was Judit Polgar when she earned the FIDE's International Master title?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      11

  • 5. 
    How many possible ways are there of playing the first four moves per side in a game of Chess?
    • A. 

      318,979,564,000

    • B. 

      16,100,899,553

    • C. 

      217,003,421,000

    • D. 

      514,497,242

  • 6. 
    What is the longest time recorded for a Chess player to make a move?
    • A. 

      29 Minutes

    • B. 

      58 Minutes

    • C. 

      2 Hours, 20 Minutes

    • D. 

      1 Hour, 15 Minutes

  • 7. 
    For how long did Mikhail Tal hold the title of Chess World Champion, the briefest reign on record?
    • A. 

      Nine Months, 15 Days

    • B. 

      Six Years, 120 Days

    • C. 

      Three Months, Two Days

    • D. 

      One Year, Five Days

  • 8. 
    How old was Anatoly Karpov when he became a Candidate Master?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      11

  • 9. 
    On what move was the earliest stalemate on record?
    • A. 

      Move 51

    • B. 

      Move 27

    • C. 

      Move 14

    • D. 

      Move 38

  • 10. 
    How many times did Women's World Chess Champion Vera Menchik successfully defend her title?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      15

  • 11. 
    Who was named Women's World Chess Champion in 2010?
    • A. 

      Hou Yifan

    • B. 

      Susan Polgar

    • C. 

      Elisabeth Bykova

    • D. 

      Xie Jun

  • 12. 
    In 2010, what nation had the highest per capita chess grandmaster population?
    • A. 

      Iceland

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 13. 
    What city houses the world's largest public library for chess?
    • A. 

      Moscow, Russia

    • B. 

      Cleveland, Ohio

    • C. 

      Beijing, China

    • D. 

      Berlin, Germany

  • 14. 
    How many players tied for 1st place in the 2000 National Open in Las Vegas?
    • A. 

      8 Players

    • B. 

      33 Players

    • C. 

      13 Players

    • D. 

      3 Players

  • 15. 
    Citing that it "may cause brain damage", what country banned Chess?
    • A. 

      Yemen

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Iraq

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