Chess.com Holiday Puzzler 2018
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1. What is your Chess.com username? *
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Happy birthday to...?
2. Who won a 2018 Speed Chess Championship match on his birthday?
White to move and win.
3. Which piece should you move in the above position to win the game the fastest?
"Feared livid moves"
4. Which chess grandmaster's name is an anagram of the phrase "feared livid moves" (first and last name)?
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Hatless Hikaru
5. What kind of hat was Hikaru Nakamura wearing for his Halloween 2018 chess stream?
Who played Black?
6. Who played Black in the above game?
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Who is this?
7. Which famous chess player is in the above photo?
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Who played White?
8. Who played White in the above game?
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Oldest player to win a GM title in a tournament...
9. What was the age of the oldest person to earn a FIDE grandmaster title by winning a tournament (choose the age at the time the title was won)?
Who played Black?
10. Who played Black in the above game?
Your answer
Jerry wants to update the knight to what?!
11. When playing chess in the show Seinfeld, Jerry suggests the knight be updated to which vehicle?
Who is this?
12. Which famous chess player is in the above photo?
Your answer
Which piece moves the most?
13. According to an analysis of four million chess games, which piece is moved most frequently per game?
Barking shouter
14. Which chess grandmaster's name is an anagram of the phrase "barking shouter" (first and last name)?
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Who is the David Beckham of chess?
15. Which famous chess player is known as the "David Beckham of chess"?
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Pick a country.
16. Name a country that has exactly seven grandmasters in its federation.
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White to move.
17. With best play, what is the evaluation of the above position with White to move?
Don't be salty if you get this one wrong...
18. Which former world-top-10 chess player advocated for iodine to be added to the salt in his country? (Name one of two possible answers.)
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How many knights?
19. What is the minimum number of knights needed to attack every square on the chessboard at least once (simultaneously)?
Who was in Fiji?
20. Which chess grandmaster appeared on a major television network reality show that was shot in Fiji?
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