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1 In poker and other professional card games, a deck of cards has 4 suits. Hobbies > Games 05/20/08
2 Chess player Bobby Fischer died when he was 64. Hobbies > Games 05/20/08
3 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Short Line lies on the side of the board between Go To Jail and Go. Hobbies > Games 05/29/08
4 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Pennsylvania Railroad lies on the side of the board between Jail and Free Parking. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
5 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Reading Railroad lies on the side of the board between Go and Jail. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
6 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the B&O Railroad lies on the side of the board between Free Parking and Go To Jail. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
7 There are 32 pieces used in a game of chess. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
8 A chess/checkers board has 64 squares. Hobbies > Games 06/10/08
9 In the original (American) version of Monopoly, the properties are named after locations in (or close to) Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hobbies > Games 07/10/08
10 In the board game Go, a group needs at least two eyes to live, unless caught in a local stalemate (seki). Hobbies > Games 07/12/08
11 In the board game shogi (a.k.a. Japanese chess), a lance moves exactly like a rook, but forward only (i.e. not backwards or to the sides). Hobbies > Games 08/11/08
12 In chess, if your opponents pawn moves two spaces, but if it had moved one space you could have captured it with your own pawn, you can still capture it by moving it to the space the opposing pawn would have moved to, had it only moved one space, and removing it. This is called en passant. Hobbies > Games 09/24/08
13 A chess player whose Elo rating is between 2000 and 2200 is said to be in the Expert class. Hobbies > Games 10/20/08
14 Wilhelm Steinitz was the World Chess Champion from 1886 to 1894. Hobbies > Games 01/15/09
15 Viswanathan Anand became the World Chess Champion in 2007. Hobbies > Games 01/16/09

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