|Do you have what it takes to be like Garry Kasparov, the World Chess Champion?|
Do you have what it takes to play chess like Garry Kasparov? Here is a quiz devised by International Chess Master Jay Whitehead based upon the results of the Kasparov Kramnik match. Take this test and you will know whether you too have what it takes to defend the world chess title:
1. Let's see, now. I'm White. I absolutely HAVE to win, and I wrote the book, "Fighting Chess."
(1) Play a drawish line which Kramnik is expecting, has thoroughly prepared for, and plays like a rock
(2) Exchange Queens as early as humanly possible
(3) Come up with no improvements whatsoever and achieve less than nothing in the opening
(4) Offer a draw after 14 moves so everyone knows I couldn't care less if I'm World Champion or not.
2. Last White. Time to take off the gloves. Got a good track record with "risky" openings like Scotch, Evans, and other sharp lines like A3 vs. the Queen's Indian. There are ample ways to mix it up, especially with White, so that the Win window expands. Besides, my reputation is at stake. People will say I was a coward if I draw another dull game.
Nothing to lose.
I know, why not play the CATALAN? After all, I kept the title in Seville in 1987 using such tactics, even if though it goes against my style. Kramnik is sure to crack under the pressure. Even if he is the best in the world at defending slightly inferior positions, at least I won't lose. Wait a minute--a draw loses the match!
1. Play e4 and go for the Scotch Opening.
2. Play e4 followed by the Evans Gambit
3. Play d4 followed by a3 against the Queen's Indian
4. Play the CATALAN?