Chess.com Holiday Puzzler 2019
Answers accepted through Jan. 10, 2020. Only a member's first submission will be scored. Ties broken by earliest submission.

Use capital letters for proper nouns. For human chess players, use first and last names in that order using plain letters only (no accent marks). For engines, do not use version numbers.

Good luck on this year's quiz.
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1. What is your Chess.com username? *
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2. Which world chess championship host city shares its name with a pop song that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
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White to move and win.
3. What is White's best move in this position? (Write the full move in algebraic notation.)
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4. Of the 16 official, undisputed world chess champions in history, who played the least accurate moves as defined by Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score?
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Whose arms are these?
5. Which chess player's arms are shown in the above photo?
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White to move and win.
6. What is White's best move in this position? (Write the full move in algebraic notation.)
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"Holstering"
7. Which famous chess player's first and last names are an anagram of "Holstering"?
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Who played White?
8. Who played White in this 2019 chess game?
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Whose shoulder is this?
9. Which chess player's shoulder is in the above photo?
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"Birding Grouses"
10. Which famous chess player's first and last names are an anagram of "Birding Grouses"?
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Who played White?
11. Who played White in this 2019 chess game?
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Whose elbow is this?
12. Which chess player's elbow is shown in the above photo?
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"Harbor Trend Whiz"
13. Which famous chess player's first and last names are an anagram of "Harbor Trend Whiz"?
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Who played White?
14. Who played White in this 2019 chess game?
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15. Which chess player won the most games in any one official world chess championship match?
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16. What is the fewest number of games played in an official world chess championship match?
17. How many moves is the shortest legal chess game where checkmate is delivered by a pawn?
Who played Black?
18. Who was said to have played Black in this composition from 1908?
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"Chess is a fairytale..."
19. What is the number of blunders chess is a fairytale of (according to a famous quote), minus the number of possible Fischer Random Chess starting positions?
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20. According to a fictional, satirical article, which billionaire was ejected by security from a building that also hosted a world chess championship match?
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