Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chess Facts

1]There were 72 consecutive Queen moves in the Mason-Mackenzie game at London in 1882.

2]The number of possibilities of a Knight's tour is over 122 million.

3]From the starting position, there are eight different ways to Mate in two moves and 355 different ways to Mate in three moves.

4]Dr. Emanuel Lasker from Germany retained the World Chess Champion title for more time than any other player ever: 26 years and 337 days.

5]The worst loss by a player was Macleod of Canada who lost 31 games in the New York double-round robin of 1889.

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