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French Defence: Quiz


Question 1: The first world chess champion ________ said "I have never in my life played the French Defense, which is the dullest of all openings".
Emanuel LaskerWilhelm SteinitzAlexander AlekhineJosé Raúl Capablanca

Question 2: The French Defence is named after a match played by correspondence between the cities of ________ and Paris in 1834 (although earlier examples of games with the opening do exist).

Question 3: This move was particularly popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s when ________ used it to great effect.
Anatoly KarpovBoris SpasskyMikhail TalGarry Kasparov

Question 4: Historically important contributors to the theory of the defence include Mikhail Botvinnik, Viktor Korchnoi, ________, Tigran Petrosian, Lev Psakhis, Wolfgang Uhlmann and Rafael Vaganian.
Aron NimzowitschEmanuel LaskerAlexander AlekhineChess

Question 5: An obsession with obtaining one sometimes results in embarrassment for White, as in Tatai-Korchnoi, ________ 1978, which continued 4.Bd3 c5!?
BeershebaArad, IsraelAshkelonAshdod

Question 6: This is the Milner-Barry Gambit, named after Sir ________, and is considered to be of marginal soundness.
Stuart Milner-BarryConel Hugh O'Donel AlexanderHarry GolombekAlan Turing

Question 7: This variation is named after ________ and can also arise after 3.Nd2 dxe4.
Akiba RubinsteinEmanuel LaskerAlexander AlekhineJosé Raúl Capablanca

Question 8: 5...Bd7 was mentioned by Greco as early as 1620, and was revived and popularized by ________ in the 1970s.
Bobby FischerViktor KorchnoiMikhail TalBoris Spassky

Question 9: The ________ includes an alphanumeric classification system for openings that is widely used in chess literature.
Encyclopaedia of Chess OpeningsSicilian DefenceEnglish OpeningBent Larsen

Question 10: ________ believed it to be White's best choice and enriched its theory with many interesting ideas.
Emanuel LaskerChessAlexander AlekhineAron Nimzowitsch


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