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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 305 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 135 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 229 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 135 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 241 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 167 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 151 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 184 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 167 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 157 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 199 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 145 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 154 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 154 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 160 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 185 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 180 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 169 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 155 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 125 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 191 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 130 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 241 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 144 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 167 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 163 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 165 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 184 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 217 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 270 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 181 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 138 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 149 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 131 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 254 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 191 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 171 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 171 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 202 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 251 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 152 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 182 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 185 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 174 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 143 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 168 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 154 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 179 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 163 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 199 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 169 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 311 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 201 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 191 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 141 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 167 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 179 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 124 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 172 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 186 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 258 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 162 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 178 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 280 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 165 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 497 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 164 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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