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Richardson, TX - The University of Texas Board of Regents voted last night to ban the game of Chess from all of its campuses. The board claims that Chess has a negative influence on students because of the backwards and outdated thinking that was responsible for creating the game. One board member, A. W. "Dub" Riter, Jr., compiled a list of seven grievances against Chess. Dub's list claims,

1. Chess is irrelevant to our society because it was created by dead white guys.
2. Chess encourages racism by having a 'war' between a white army and a black army.
3. Chess reinforces current racist tendencies in our society by always having the white army move first.
4. Chess glorifies war.
5. Chess oppressively reinforces heterosexual stereotypes. It does this by forcing each army to have a king and a queen and by not allowing the game to be played with either two kings or two queens.
6. Chess is guilty of breaking the separation of church and state by allowing a bishop to be a belligerent in war.
7. Chess destroys self-esteem. When children play the game, one always loses. Losing causes a child to feel dumb and inadequate.

Said Dub, "There is no place in our society for a monstrous game like Chess. Chess is dangerous. Chess is destructive. Chess teaches racial and sexual oppression. Chess must be banned!"


A bit of History......

The first mention of Chess is found in a Persian poem according to which the advent of the game took place in India. Chess migrated to Persia (Iran) during the reigns of King Chosroe-I Annshiravan (531-579) as described in a Persian book of this period.

Chess is also mentioned in the poems of Firdousi, a Persian poet of the 10th century in which he describes gifts being introduced by a convoy from the Rajah of India at the court of the Persing King Chosroe-I.

Chess was originally a game depicting the battle of two armies. Records show that there were originally four types of piece used in Chess. Shatrang (Indian Sanskrit) means ‘four’ and anga means ‘detachment’. In the Sassanid dynasty (242-651 AD) a book was written in the Middle Persian Pahlavi language called ‘Chatrang namakwor’ (A Manual of Chess). Shatrang (Chess) represents the universe, according to ancient Indian mysticism. The four sides being the four elements (fire, air, earth and water), and the four ‘humors’ of man.



Today, the game of traditional Chess is very similar to the original game that was played in India 1400+ years ago.

A game of Chess demands great skill and logic. It is not a physical contest.

It is a Battle of Minds...

and there is no element of luck. In oriental warfare, a battle could be decided by the death or capture of the King, which in Chess is known as Shah-mat (checkmate, ++CM). So two armies line up against each other. One can try head-on assault or patient outflanking manoeuvres. One can try bluff, or offer poisoned pawns, or make sacrifices in order to ambush the enemy and capture the commander-in-chief, the King.

It is a game that involves the mind completely. Chess combines elements of both art and science. Chess is primarily an exercise in logic.


Chess gets people using their mind. It gets people who play, thinking and analysing logically which can then be used in everyday life, buy using the same principles. The more you play the better you get and the way your brain operates improves.

Banning Chess is a way of stopping people thinking logically, it stops people thinking individually.

Exactly what the New World Order Demands.


Knight to Queen4 - Check Mate.... :-)

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Subject Views Written By Posted
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 224 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 130 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 140 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 234 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 159 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 144 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 176 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 160 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 150 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 188 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 138 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 146 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 156 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 152 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 179 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 173 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. 147 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 135 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. 148 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 122 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 235 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 136 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 159 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 157 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 176 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 208 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 261 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 131 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 142 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 124 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 245 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 162 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 163 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 195 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 ???? 173 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 165 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 135 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 161 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 147 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 171 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 155 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 190 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 162 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 302 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 193 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 182 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 134 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 160 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 115 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 163 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 168 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 484 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 156 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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