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.