Monday, 10 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-2-2014: The Great Game

Right, I am on serious rush duty, this morning: having slept through my alarm clock … !

Honestly: head into town for a bit, unblock my sink, wash my socks … AND make Teaser videos … !

And I’m supposed to sitting around being bored … !

Let‘s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know what she thought of Dark Side Of The Moon, also scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 10th February, 1996, saw Gary Kasparov beaten by which computer?
Q2) At which board game?
Q3) Which company made the computer?
Q4) Kasparov lost that game: but won the match.   What was the overall winning score … ?
Q5) Who won the rematch, in 1997?
Q6) Which East European country is Kasparov from … ?
Q7) In the game, with how many pawns does each player start?
Q8) How many Kings are on the board at the beginning of the game?
Q9) The game achieved its approximate modern form in which year: 1465, 1475 or 1485?
Q10) Finally … APART from World Champion, what’s the highest title a player of the game can reach?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th February, 1895, saw William G Morgan invent what he called Mintonette.   Mintonette is now better known as which sport … ?
Q2) 9th February, 1934, saw four countries sign the Balkan Pact: becoming known as the Balkan Entente as a result.   Name one of those countries.
A2) Turkey, Greece, Romania and Yugoslavia.
Q3) 9th February, 1951, saw Senator Joseph McCarthy accuse which US Government department of being riddled with Communists … ?
Q4) 9th February, 1983, saw the kidnapping of Derby winner, Shergar.   Many have speculated that the horse was kidnapped by whom … ?
A4) The Provisional IRA.
Q5) Finally … 9th February, 1900, saw the first Davis Cup matches held.   In which sport is the Davis Cup contested?
A5) Tennis.
I’ll leave you with this thought from a certain player …
“My nature is that I have to excite myself with a big challenge.”
Gary Kasparov.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        There’s a whole pile of albums I’ll have to sit down with, Debbi!   (Saying that … ?   I’ve added a couple of Ian Dury LPs to my collection.   I know he wasn’t huge in the States, but he and the Blockheads’ were Britain’s most incredible band.   Big influence on Madness, and Johnny Rotten is supposed to have … ah … borrowed … Ian Dury’s stage routine.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

All that is great music. Including the one you posted.

1. Deep Blue
2. chess
3. IBM
4. 4-2
5. Deep Blue
6. Russia
7. 8 pawns
8. 2 kings
9. 1475
10. Grandmaster