Chess Designed by Women

United States
January 20, 2007 9:14pm CST
Think about it .. the Queen is the MOST POWERFUL piece on each side. The King can only move one space at a time and is always the object of attack. It must be true .. the rules of the game were written by closet feminists! (OK, OK, OK .. it is JUST A JOKE! I'm teasing. I'm not serious) Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee .. get a sense of humor, wouldja?
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I don't think so. I think it was designed by men who understands how a real marriage works. Man is the head, but the head can not move without the neck, the woman. In real monarchy, I believe it is the queen who really makes the decisions, the king just announces them. hahaha
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• United States
24 Jan 07
This really is a fun topic. I wish more chess fans would respond, along with macho men and feminists .. we need humor to deal with our differences. Oh, by the way, one of my favorite sayings is: Macho ain't mucho!
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@moneyseeker (1024)
21 Jan 07
Oh yes the Queen is all powerful - my wife has told me this is definitely true! Of course, she is wrong. Kings may only move one square but this is because they let the others do all the work ...
• United States
21 Jan 07
LOL!!! I'm so glad I started this discussion .. this if fun.
• United States
21 Jan 07
It was designed by a realist. She does all the work while he hides behind her skirts. And she'll sacrifice herself to save his lazy, one-space-moving butt. :)
• United States
21 Jan 07
ROFLOL .. that is a very excellent response!
@smacksman (6074)
24 Jan 07
My game plan is to get into my castle asap and surround myself with knights and pawns. Then let my queen and bishops sally forth to battle. #1 self preservation!!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Most interesting. Personally, I prefer the Sicilian .. but, this is supposed to be a lighthearted discussion about the possibilities of the game being designed by femininininists!
@smacksman (6074)
25 Jan 07
I know. It's just I'm a coward and like to hide behind the skirts of queens and bishops!!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
ROFLOL! Good strategy.
• United States
2 Feb 07
To end this discussion, consider the following: what's the most powerful piece on the board? The queen? Wrong! The king is the most powerful piece on the board because losing the king ends the game.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
That is your opinion, and it doesn't even come close to ending the discussion. For, the King is incapable of defending himself effectively without even the help of lowly pawns. And, he cannot mount an attack on his opponent in any effective measure, because of his limitations. Keep trying .. you might get it one day.
@galactico (163)
• India
1 Feb 07
But in my language, malayalam, the queen is called "manthri" or minister.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
That is very interesting, and thanks for sharing it. But, in every Western language, that piece is called the queen. Yes .. just checked it out at: www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Metro/9154/nap-pieces.htm
@theone3nu (598)
• India
28 Jan 07
ofcourse queen is the morepowerful piece in chess. but king is important piece. if king is checkmated then there is no need of queen.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Good point. But, the king is obviously the target of all abuse .. isn't that what women think is the proper state for me? (just kidding!)
• United States
24 Jan 07
As chess evolved into what it is today, the piece that ended up becoming known as the queen today was known then as the chancellor, and was actually the weakest piece on the board besides pawns, as it could only move one square at a time and only diagonally.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Hey, I'm glad to have met someone who was actually there and can explain it to us! Thanks for the info. BTW, I'm just kidding.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think you might have a point there. That could be possible somewhat. Thanks for sharing that.