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World Champions of Chess - Alexander Alekhine
"How much do you know about one of the world's greatest chess champions, Russian genius Alekhine?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Alekhine won the World Championship twice, the first player to do so. During which period did he reign as the Chess World Champion for the first time?
1925 - 1926.
1939 - 1944.
1930 - 1937.
1927 - 1935.
Alekhine partially blamed losing the title as World Chess Champion on what?
He was traumatized by the Great War.
He feared his opponent to much.
He was recovering from an accident.
He played some games while drunk.
Alekhine grew up in a very poor family, so he turned to chess in order to forget his hunger?
Alekhine managed to become despised by a large part of the chess community. Why?
He could start fist-fights if he lost a game.
He once robbed a bank.
He was an anti-semite.
He was constantly romancing other players wives.
Whom did Alekhine beat when he won the chess Crown for the second time?
Chess genius Nimzowitsch challenged Alekhine for the title. The match was very hard, but Alekhine did finally beat his opponent.
Who was supposed to play Alekhine for the title when the Chess World Champion suddenly died?
Alekhine beat the world record in playing a host of opponents in blindfold chess. This means that he sat with his back turned to the boards, playing the games simultaneously from memory alone. How many games did he play, and how many did he win?
He played 5, won 4.
He played 15, won 15.
He played 28, won 22.
He played 35, won 10.
Alekhine died in 1946. The chess community had lost their perhaps most controversial member, as well as one of the most brilliant - if not the best - players ever. Alekhine was found in his Estoril hotel-room, slumped in a chair, with something resting in his lap. What was it?
A small chess-set.
His unfinished book on endgames in chess.
An old love-letter from his first wife.
His two beloved cats, Rook and D4.
According to Alekhine, a chess-master should be like what?
a gardener: prune and re-arrange when needed.
a wise man living on instinct.
an architect: know how to build and know how to demolish.
a beast of prey and a monk.
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