World Chess Championship 1960: Tal vs. Botvinnik

15.05.2024 11:22 | History

The 1960 World Chess Championship was one of the most memorable matches in chess history. The young and dynamic Mikhail Tal challenged the experienced world champion Mikhail Botvinnik.

Recall this historic moment and test your knowledge about the 1960 World Chess Championship with the following quiz.


Quiz

1. Where was the 1960 World Chess Championship between Tal and Botvinnik held?

a) Leningrad
b) Moscow
c) St. Petersburg

2. How old was Mikhail Tal when he won the 1960 World Chess Championship?

a) 23
b) 24
c) 25

3. What was the final score of the match between Tal and Botvinnik in 1960?

a) 10-5
b) 12.5-8.5
c) 14-11

4. How many games were played in this match?

a) 20
b) 24
c) 28

5. What was Mikhail Tal's playing style that brought him victory?

a) Defensive and positional
b) Aggressive and tactical
c) Conservative and strategic

6. How many times had Botvinnik been world chess champion before 1960?

a) Twice
b) Three times
c) Four times

7. What was Mikhail Tal's nickname?

a) The Magician from Riga
b) Chess Genius
c) Soviet Tactician

8. How many games did Mikhail Tal win in this match?

a) 8
b) 10
c) 12

9. How many games did Mikhail Botvinnik win in this match?

a) 5
b) 6
c) 7

10. What was the result of the rematch between Tal and Botvinnik in 1961?

a) Tal defended his title
b) Botvinnik regained the title
c) The match ended in a draw


Correct Answers

  1. b) Moscow
  2. a) 23
  3. b) 12.5-8.5
  4. b) 24
  5. b) Aggressive and tactical
  6. b) Three times
  7. a) The Magician from Riga
  8. a) 8
  9. a) 5
  10. b) Botvinnik regained the title

Evaluation

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Conclusion

The 1960 World Chess Championship between Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik was one of the most significant moments in chess history. Tal's victories and his unique playing style left a lasting impact on the chess world. We hope this quiz inspired you to further explore this fascinating chapter of chess history.

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