Who is the chess player .. logic riddle

Below is a quiz written by Einstein, last century.
It's been translated and updated since then, but the
logic is still the same. He said 98% of the people in the
world can't solve the quiz. Are you among the other 2%?

     Facts:
There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of different nationality.
No two owners play the same game, smoke the same cigar, or drink the same bevarage.

     Further details:
 1: The Brit lives in a red house.
 2: The Swede plays Scrabble.
 3: The Dane drinks Tea.
 4: The green house is immediately left of the White house.
 5: The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
 6: The person who smokes Pall Mall plays Dominoes.
 7: The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
 8: The man living in the center house drinks milk.
 9: The Norwegian lives in the first house to the left.
10: The Blend smoker lives next to the man that plays Checkers.
11: The Bridge player lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12: The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13: The German smokes Prince.
14: The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15: The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

Now .. using logic, tell me .. who is the chess player ?!

Thousands tried .. but only these solvers are in the 2%:
A: Dan Akimov, Katey Alatalo, Juan Allain, Dani Arrusi, Douglas Auclair. B: Ruth Barrett, Marc Bellusci, Patrice Blanchard, James Bonds, Ronald Boonstra, R.Brodie, Calvn BW, Mark Brody, Niven Brown. C: Matthew Caddick, Marc Cassimon, Ken Cooper, Ryan Coram, Karl Cosner, Joe Cruz, Carlos Cunha. D: Jane Daly, Lorna Davis, Scott Dejonge, Rich De Muro, Anne Di Sante, John and Alex Durski. E: F: Regan Fad, Egon Feller, Michael Fenner, Clara Ferrando, Albert Frank, Don French, Alice French Fowler. G: Elizabeth Garrett, Klaus Gawehns, Henk Gerdsen, Aaron Glasenapp, Patricia Gleason, Kerry Glenn, Tomasz Grabowski, Angelo Grasso, Joshua Green. H: Dik ter Haar, Megan Haggard, Zach Hallford, Jeff Hamburg, Adam Albright Hanna, Roy Harper, George Harrier, Richard Harrison, Jeff Hertel, Philippe Heyvaert, Barry Highbloom, Alison Hight, Tristan Hogan, Amanda Hohenstein, Simon Howell, Bruce Hunt, Matthew Hutchins. I: Harold Irwin, Erick Isbrucke, J: Zena James, Jeffrey Janssen. K: Carrie Karnos, Robert Kast, Whiney Klouddweller, Rabih Kodeih, Korypwnz, Tom Kristelijn, Aaron Kurchev, Frank Kim, Evangelos Kyriakidis. L: Siu Yu Wu Lau, Vera Leech, Alessandra Leri, Patti Liu, Daniel & Cory Livingston, Roberto Locatelli, Dick Logan, L.W. Luk. M: Graham McDonald, David McKay, Chris Magson, Darius Makaitis, John Maloney, Roberto Marangoni, Henk-Jan Marselje, Griffin McKinney, Wilmar Meijer, K. Militello, Paul Laurent Miranda, Ziahad Mohammed, Helen Mowaada, Patrick Murphy. N: Arturo Nava, C. Nelson, Richard Newall. O: Sandra Ortega, Helen Orton, Valmai Osborn. P: Eleonore Pameijer, Vojislav Petrovic, Vilasack Phothisan, Steve Pope, Irma Prestigiacomo. Q: Anthony Quinn. R: Luz Marina Tinjaca Ramirez, John Rataiczak, Osama Al Rawi, Malcom Read, Alisa Richman, Matthew Robinson, Cristopher Rodriguez, Jason Rosenfeld. S: Francesco Sassu, Martin Schiller, Amor Sebastian, Samantha Sherman, Ben Sigman, Peter Smyth, Watson Soccilien, Bernard Sojka, Paolo Spada, Jack Stacey, Christian Stahl, Heather Swan. T: David Tapia, Jesse Taylor, Sarah Tieman. U: Michelle Ulibarri. V: Hennie van Jaarsveld, Arun Samuel Varghese, Arun Joe Varghese, Brett Verhagen. W: Simon Waters, Claire Weglarz, Brend Wesseling, Jay Willner, Sam Wilson, David Wolfson, Frank Womack, Brian Wood, Howard Wulforst. X: Y: Joe Yalkezian and Z: Andrey Zhuravlev.

If you thought this problem was too easy ... try solving the four bank chess players.


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