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Mini-Quiz: Examples of Unfair Tactics in Chess Competitions

by Ron Kurtus (28 October 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What was wrong with the adult trying to stall in the game with Josh?

It was wrong to even play a young boy like that

Although it was within the rules, it showed poor character on the part of the adult

Nothing was wrong with it, because you should any tactic you can to win

2. What did Josh do when the Russian boy would kick him?

He channeled his anger into increased focus on the game

He started to cry in order to gain sympathy from his opponent

He would get up and kick the boy's coach

3. What is the disadvantage of using underhanded tactics in chess competitions?

You may depend on the tactics instead of improving your game

Others may learn your tricks and use them on you

They will cause the other player to stall and make the game last too long

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Winning Competitions. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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