How well do you know chess history?

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  1. When did Steinitz win the first Official World Championship?
  2. How old was Lasker when he won NY 1924?
  3. Which country does Capablanca come from?
  4. Who said," When you find a good move... wait, don't play it... you might find a better one."
  5. Who started the Hypermodern school?
  6. Tal was brilliant at _________?
  7. Who was the 10th world Champion?
  8. Who was the only World Champion who won the title twice by forfeit?
  9. Who was the World Championship Challenger in 2012?
  10. When did Carlsen win the World Championship title from Anand?

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Quiz topic: How well do I know chess history?