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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:50 am 
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Bit of a weird left field one. Might be them just taking the piss, don't know.

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John Adams slams ABC Sydney radio show for discussion over whether chess is ‘racist’

A Sydney radio station has come under fire from a former player for organising a segment to discuss whether chess was racist.

Former Australian chess representative John Adams has slammed the ABC for organising a radio segment discussing whether the popular board game is racist.

Professional economist Adams received a call from a Sydney-based ABC producer on Tuesday asking whether the game was racist because white always moves first.

“I just received a phone call from an ABC Sydney based producer seeking a comment about the game of chess,” Adams posted to Twitter.

“The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first!

“They are seeking comment from a chess official as to whether the rules of chess need to be altered!

“Trust the taxpayer-funded national broadcaster to apply ideological Marxist frameworks to anything and everything in Australia!

“With all the drama resulting from COVID-19, I am amazed that the ABC is broadcasting on irrelevant topics!”

The move comes amid a wider debate about racist attitudes in society sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd in the US at the hands of a white police officer.

The ensuing protests have led many to question their own behaviour and seen statues toppled, episodes removed from streaming services and brand names such as ”Redskins” changed.

But Adams condemned the ABC for not focusing on “bigger issues” amid a global health pandemic, accusing the radio broadcaster of reporting “bulls***”.

“They said with everything going on, they wanted to have a conversation about white going first — and the racial context of whether white should go first,” Adams told The Daily Telegraph.

“The response to the tweet showed that common sense is prevailing. People want the national broadcaster to focus on bigger issues.

“People are struggling with the economy, with their health, with the lockdown. They don’t want their money wasted on bulls***.”

Chess expert Kevin Bonham — who is part of the Australian Chess Federation — explained the implications if white does not move first in chess.

“There are complex patterns that require white to move first,” Bonham said.

“At the casual and club level, it does not matter which colour starts the game.

“I’ve agreed to comment on this tomorrow around lunchtime.”

The rule first dates back to the late 1800s and the emergence of the modern game, according to the website Chess.com. Before that, the player who moved first had his choice of colours.

In March 2019, world champion Magnus Carlsen and Dutch rival Anish Giri played a chess game in which the black pieces made the first move, contrary to the longstanding rules.

The players said the game was played as a “symbolic gesture” to mark the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 21st.

“We broke a rule today,” Carlsen said.

“This rule was never about race or politics, but we can break it to send a message to everyone who believes that colour should grant advantage in chess or in life.”

Giri elaborated: “It is difficult to change your mindset in a chess game with a different start. But if we can change our minds in the game, we can surely help people change their minds in real life.”



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:57 am 
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Why stop at chess?

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Jesus. One quick look at his Twitter profile confirms a lot of things. He's an angry, angry man.

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Jesus. One quick look at his Twitter profile confirms a lot of things. He's an angry, angry man.

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Tbf would be more worried about that many Bishop's hanging out with the smaller lot.


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Finally! Fvcking Finally! We are now getting around to tackling the big issues facing society.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:27 am 
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The interesting thing is the "White goes first" only started in the 1800s. Wouldn't it be more interesting to toss a coin?

Anyway the bloke is right. By dragging chess into the issue the ABC is undermining the bigger picture.


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The interesting thing is the "White goes first" only started in the 1800s. Wouldn't it be more interesting to toss a coin?

Anyway the bloke is right. By dragging chess into the issue the ABC is undermining the bigger picture.



No, because if you're paying a series, the first mover advantage needs to be dispersed equally.


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They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:44 am 
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Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


That is a no goer.

The kiwi chess pieces wouldn't look as cool doing the pre-chess game haka if not dressed in black.

If they wore green they would look like Irish or Saffer chess pieces making fools of themselves


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:48 am 
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Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?



You are about to trigger the greenies in the Conservationist Union of the Northern Territory. They want nothing to do with that fascist game.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 am 
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Caley_Red wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
The interesting thing is the "White goes first" only started in the 1800s. Wouldn't it be more interesting to toss a coin?

Anyway the bloke is right. By dragging chess into the issue the ABC is undermining the bigger picture.



No, because if you're paying a series, the first mover advantage needs to be dispersed equally.

Yes sure but the "white move first" is a relatively new rule to an ancient game. So why not take turns moving first then.


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CrazyIslander wrote:
Caley_Red wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
The interesting thing is the "White goes first" only started in the 1800s. Wouldn't it be more interesting to toss a coin?

Anyway the bloke is right. By dragging chess into the issue the ABC is undermining the bigger picture.



No, because if you're paying a series, the first mover advantage needs to be dispersed equally.

Yes sure but the "white move first" is a relatively new rule to an ancient game. So why not take turns moving first then.


This massive and controversial issue can normally be solved by taking you hands and sliding the board round 180 degrees.

Makes me wonder if test cricket and Wimbledon are racist for making people wear white


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Oh shit.

I missed the biggy.

White lines on sports fields telling people where they can stand whow might not be european


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Pianos
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Ban them all !!!


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Pianos
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Ban them all !!!


Cross words man

Why is it only the white squares that spell out words?

Are they saying the black squares can't read?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:07 am 
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Dark wrote:
backrow wrote:
Pianos
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Chocolate selection boxes
London cabs
Blind people sticks


Ban them all !!!


Cross words man

Why is it only the white squares that spell out words?

Are they saying the black squares can't read?


You need to change your username !
I need to change mine to Blackwoe


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Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?

Pool. The black ball must go last; and we all know which ball is knocking the others around.


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Given the inital positions only have reflectional, but not rotational, symmetry when swapped, you'd need to change the setup of the board for the game to essentially stay the same - in other words, keep an equivalent permutation tree with colours swapped.

Basically rotating the board one quarter turn clockwise...

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JB1981 wrote:
Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?

Pool. The black ball must go last; and we all know which ball is knocking the others around.


:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 am 
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The only really fair game is probably lawn bowls.

Loads of huge black dudes rocking up and intimidating some racist wee white dude called Jack


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Dark wrote:
The only really fair game is probably lawn bowls.

Loads of huge black dudes rocking up and intimidating some racist wee white dude called Jack


But still under the guiding hand of old white men though.


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He sounds like an idiot, but he is also right that it's a stupid topic to discuss.


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In Go black goes first.


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Dark wrote:
The only really fair game is probably lawn bowls.

Loads of huge black dudes rocking up and intimidating some racist wee white dude called Jack


But still under the guiding hand of old white men though.


Even when the white guy has tried to guide them in the right direction, they can’t be trusted and he has to chase after them, but half of them veer off course anyway.


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Dark wrote:
Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


That is a no goer.

The kiwi chess pieces wouldn't look as cool doing the pre-chess game haka if not dressed in black.

If they wore green they would look like Irish or Saffer chess pieces making fools of themselves



Geen is also associated with Kekistan, a fictional Utopia for the far right who considers the Klu Klax Klan to be Lefties.


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Dark wrote:
Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


That is a no goer.

The kiwi chess pieces wouldn't look as cool doing the pre-chess game haka if not dressed in black.

If they wore green they would look like Irish or Saffer chess pieces making fools of themselves



Geen is also associated with Kekistan, a fictional Utopia for the far right who considers the Klu Klax Klan to be Lefties.


Is that the same place as that boer town that only allows boers to live and work there ?


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8-Ball, White ball controls the game, drives all the other colours off the table, wins by putting the Black ball in the hole...
https://www.rhinotimes.com/news/eight-b ... -all-over/


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Hands up who played Battle Chess against themselves purely for the hilarious death animations of the pieces as they were taken?


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Ice hockey might need to go with one of these instead. Anti-Trumpists would especially appreciate the change.

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Yes it’s because of racism. Wait for the outrage, public outcry, and the internet to blow up as people of color “hit back.”

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/in-chess-why-does-white-go-first


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In Go black goes first.

And in draughts I think, in Britain anyway.


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JB1981 wrote:
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They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?

Pool. The black ball must go last; and we all know which ball is knocking the others around.


If you reverse it, then it is the black that gets smashed around and does all the dirty work, and the white gets to sit around waiting for all the glory at the end. You can't appease these people - absolutely everything, in every permutation, is racist in favour of whites.


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Car manufacturers tobe cancelled next ...

https://www.racv.com.au/royalauto/movin ... he%20world.


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Also - white people in their white cars (which they blatantly prefer) are driving all over black tarmac roads - with white lines telling them where to go !!

Twitter will not be happy!


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What about Whitelisting and Blacklisting in IT!!!


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Great White Shark will have to be renamed. :(


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What about Whitelisting and Blacklisting in IT!!!


I've already seen people (including an old friend :? ) have a go at 'blacklisting'. Apparently it goes back to the 1600s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacklisting


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Zakar wrote:
They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


Isn't having a King and Queen deeply transphobic?


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terryfinch wrote:
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They should repaint every chess set to green and purple. Solved. Next issue?


Isn't having a King and Queen deeply transphobic?


They need to allow pieces to self ID these days, why can't a pawn become a Queen between moves?


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