Friday, May 2, 2008

Chess Jokes : What is a chess program?

"I've created a chess program that mimics human play" said the computer science major.

"So it plays at GM level then?" asks the advising professor.

"No, but it does blame its loss on outside conditions!"

Chess Jokes : Chess has got to go

Berkeley Board of Education voted last night to ban the game of Chess from all of its elementary, junior high and high schools. The board claims that Chess has a negative influence on students because of the backwards and outdated thinking that was responsible for creating the game.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, Claudia Starsniffer, compiled a list of seven grievances against Chess. Starsniffer'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 Starsniffer, "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 has got to go!

Chess Funny Video :

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chess Cartoon : What is draw in chess??

Chess Cartoons : Sportsman

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chess Beautiful Women : Irina Krush

Irina Krush (b. December 24, 1983) is an American chess player and won U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1998 and 2007.[1] Born in Odessa, USSR (now Ukraine), she is widely known for her series of chess training videos, the "Krushing Attacks" series.

Krush learned to play chess at age five, emigrating with her parents to Brooklyn that same year (1989).

At age 14 Krush won the 1998 US Women's Chess Championship to become the youngest U.S. Women's Champion ever. She holds the title of International Master (IM) and has one of three tournament results (norms) necessary to qualify for the International Grandmaster (GM) title. On the April 2008 list, Krush has a FIDE Rating of 2479, 17th best among active female players[2].

Krush gained a measure of fame both inside and outside chess circles during the well-publicized "Kasparov versus The World" chess competition in 1999. Garry Kasparov played the white pieces and the Internet public, via a Microsoft host website, voted on moves for the black pieces, guided by the recommendations of Krush and three of her contemporaries, Etienne Bacrot, Elisabeth Pähtz and Florin Felecan. On the tenth move, Krush suggested a novelty, for which the World Team voted. Kasparov said later that he lost control of the game at that point, and wasn't sure whether he was winning or losing.[citation needed]

Krush currently plays for the New York Knights in the U.S. Chess League, and both she and her husband Canadian Grandmaster Pascal Charbonneau [1] have played in the United Kingdom league for Guildford-ADC. In 2006 they were students in Paris.

Chess Cartoons : Chess and boxing

Chess Cartoons: makeup and pieces