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All the King's Men
""Greetings fellow Grandmasters! My name is 'The King' and I am the most important piece on the chess board. I wonder how much you know about some of my men and the game that we play?""
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"Eight of my most loyal followers occupy my first line of defense. Please pray tell, what be the name of these courageous infantrymen?"
"Aside from my foot soldiers, which of the king's men is the only one to have the ability to make the first move in a battle of Grandmasters?"
"Two of the King's men possess the powerful ability to diagonally traverse the battlefield. As a spiritual King, I would never go into battle without the aid of which of these two holy men?"
"On the corners at my east and west flank, and moving orthogonally only, I carry with me my castles. Traditionally, what name is given to these castles?"
Which of my beautiful King's men sits immediately to my left when I wear White and immediately to my right when I wear Black?"
"One of my faithful King's men, who begins battle on the corners of the field, can help me in special one-time maneuver that can be used to offer me protection. What is this move called?"
"The war game that all the King's men and I partake in, was first thought to be played in which Asian country?"
"I remember a very unfortunate battle that lasted many long hours. It ended with the elimination of all of my adversary's men and indeed most of my loyal king's men. On the battlefield, we two kings stared each other down. The victory was mine but a fatal error, on my part, handed my opponent which of the following ties when he could not move?
"I once heard a legend of a battle where the victor was the one whose King's men were all eliminated first from the field of battle. What vile manner of Chess was this that was played?"
"Generals and all the King's Men are under threat from micro-chips. In 1997, what computer was the first to defeat a human World Champion Grand-Master?"
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