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1. Chess is irrelevant to our society because it was created by dead white guys.

Not hardly :))))))))
Pati

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[www.chessvariants.com]

It is generally assumed that chess originated in India, 5-7 centuries after the birth of Christ. At that time, the game was not as we know it. During the course of history, many variants of the game were tried. Some were discarded immediately, some had for some time an enthusiastic following and then died out, while others stayed, and replaced the game as it formerly was known.

Today, the game chess as we know it, has remarkable differences from the original game. At the same time, in different parts of this world, different chess games are played. These are also believed to originate from the same Indian / Arabic origin. The most played variants are Shogi (in Japan), and Xiangqi (in China). Other Asiatic countries know other variants. Additionally, these games and the `Western' chess have many variants, played by people that want something different for a change. These pages want to describe such variants, and give pointers to places that contain more material on them.

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Chess being banned more and more 249 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 107 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 206 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 114 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 122 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 209 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 140 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 127 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 149 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 139 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 123 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 148 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 121 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 129 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 140 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 136 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 148 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 157 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 141 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 130 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 119 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 101 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 169 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 127 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 98 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 218 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 120 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 122 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 161 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 177 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 220 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 138 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 101 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 124 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 107 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 222 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 166 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 143 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 139 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 163 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 225 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 145 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 156 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 147 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 119 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 131 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 130 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 146 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 138 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 142 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 145 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 259 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 175 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 165 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 120 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 142 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 151 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 101 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 134 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 163 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 228 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 139 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 142 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 226 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 132 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 426 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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