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Understand The Position 36: “Test”

GM Ján Markoš | March 26, 2012 – 14:183 Comments | 2,048 views
Understand The Position 36: “Test”

Did you read the series “Understand The Position” carefully? Test yourself! The correct answers are to be found in the previous parts of this series.

Translated by: Dusan Turcer

 

 

Understand The Position: Test

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Question 1
Queen is
a good attacker and a bad defender
a good defender and a bad attacker
just as good defender as attacker
great midfielder
Question 2
Triangulation in chess means
the pawn structure b7-c6-d5-e6-f7, which is typical for the Semi-Slav Defense
a typical position of bishops and rooks before the attack
king maneuver which gets to the same position but the opponent has to move
fianchetto
Question 3
When pieces are placed on illogical squares during a game of strong players, it shows that
players drank lots of wine last night
previous course of the game was very dynamic
previous course of the game was of strategic nature
both players try to weaken each other psychologically
Question 4
The phrase "Play position quickly, a tempo is always of a tremendous price!" is a good advice
in the opening
in the opening and middle game
only in the endgame
in technical positions only
Question 5
Retrograde analysis is
the analysis, which isn't a strong stuff, ie. bad analysis
the analysis performed without help of a computer, and so "retro"
the analysis, which aims to recognize the opponent's threats first
the analysis, which aims to determine the previous course of the game
Question 6
Computers are not able
to play strategically like a Grand Master
to recognize the fortress in chess
to calculate
to play technical positions with patience
Question 7
The "infection" in chess means
the fact that pieces which are defending the weakness are also becoming the objects of attack
the pawn phalanx, which rolls like an epidemic plague
the fact that our play gets usually weaker after we play against weaker opponents
bacteria cumulating on the plush undersides of chess pieces
Question 8
Anatoly Karpov called "billiard balls"
the series of quick consecutive exchanges
bishops, because they reflect the corners of the chessboard like a billiard ball
rooks, because they roll down the files as a ball roles into the hole
his obese opponents
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