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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 291 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 222 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 128 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 139 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 233 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 158 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 143 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 176 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 159 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 149 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 185 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 136 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 145 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 146 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 151 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 178 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 172 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 162 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 146 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 134 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 116 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 183 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 146 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 121 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 233 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 134 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 156 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 154 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 156 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 175 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 207 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 257 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 168 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 141 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 122 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 244 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 181 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 160 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 162 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 194 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 245 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 144 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 172 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 164 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 134 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 160 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 146 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 170 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 154 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 187 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 161 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 299 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 192 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 180 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 133 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 159 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 114 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 162 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 178 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 252 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 153 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 167 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 273 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 157 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 483 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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