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Old 29 Sep 17, 23:39
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Has Chess died?

I happen to like chess. I looked about for a online copy of the MCO and couldn't find a copy. Is this a dying art?
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the kids are playing video games--[me too ]
my daughter had a chess club in grade school about 6 years ago..looks like some Catholic schools still have them
..it is a very slow, ''boring'' game.....I'm surprised kids still play it
..we played it on ship....but not many did ....now they probably play less since they have the smartphones/etc
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I've been a wargaming nut for 40 years, first with miniatures, then boadgames, then computers, but even though chess is a wargame it doesn't appeal to me, I tried it years ago but could never get my head round having to do the mental gymnastics involved.
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I got into it as a kid and never really stopped playing. I was just musing on why you never hear about chess matches much anymore. I like speed chess myself.

Oh for those who don't know a MCO is a book titled Masters Chess Openings and it covers all those lovely tricks and traps...
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I would think there should be a chess club somewhere in your area.



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I got into it as a kid and never really stopped playing. I was just musing on why you never hear about chess matches much anymore. I like speed chess myself.

Oh for those who don't know a MCO is a book titled Masters Chess Openings and it covers all those lovely tricks and traps...
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Yeah there is several, the problem is I'm pretty much stuck at home watching over my folks. Both of them have Alzheimer's and Senile Dementia.

I can leave for shopping and that's about it...

So its BlitzChess for me. (I like five minute games.)

https://www.blitzchess.net/
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Chess is a game built on racism, bigotry, and exploitation of the lower class in favor of the equestrian class, the religious caste, and the Masons.

It is one thing to be born of low class and be used as fodder, but to openly call the peons such an insulting name as 'pawns' is beyond belief.

Why the hell does White always go first? That is just damn racist.

A king is all powerful. Except in Chess. He can't go squat except one piddly square at a time. Just a another pawn, but one that can bitch. Yet he is overpowered by a badass queen, a religious freak (Bishop), a horse humper (knight), and a Mason (Rook).
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Chess... as it was meant to be played..

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Chess is a game built on racism, bigotry, and exploitation of the lower class in favor of the equestrian class, the religious caste, and the Masons.

It is one thing to be born of low class and be used as fodder, but to openly call the peons such an insulting name as 'pawns' is beyond belief.

Why the hell does White always go first? That is just damn racist.

A king is all powerful. Except in Chess. He can't go squat except one piddly square at a time. Just a another pawn, but one that can bitch. Yet he is overpowered by a badass queen, a religious freak (Bishop), a horse humper (knight), and a Mason (Rook).
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