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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 285 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 123 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 219 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 125 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 135 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 230 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 140 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 172 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 155 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 146 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 181 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 133 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 152 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 143 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 148 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 175 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 169 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 159 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 142 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 131 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 113 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 180 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 143 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 118 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 230 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 131 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 143 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 148 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 153 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 204 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 251 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 163 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 122 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 137 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 118 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 241 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 177 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 156 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 159 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 191 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 242 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 159 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 169 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 164 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 159 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 131 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 157 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 142 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 166 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 151 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 181 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 158 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 294 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 189 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 177 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 130 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 165 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 111 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 156 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 174 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 246 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 150 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 163 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 268 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 154 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 477 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 151 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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