Chess History Quiz, Question #5

Answer, Question #4: Alexander Alekhine died in 1946, Mikhail Botvinnik became world champion in 1948.

Question 5: In which city has the most world championship matches been played? Matches from all formats since 1834 count, and so does matches with shared host cities. Extra question: who are the runner-ups (no. 2 and 3)?

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Chess History Quiz, Question #3

Answer from yesterday: He settled in New York in 1883 and lived there for the rest of his life.

Question 3: Mikhail Botvinnik played rematches for the World Championship one year after having lost the title in 1958 (against Smyslov) and 1961 (against Tal). Why didn’t he play a rematch against Petrosian in 1964, after having lost the title in 1963?

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