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    Can women play chess?

    Nigel Short: 'Girls just don’t have the brains to play chess’ - Telegraph

    After all, men can't have babies....
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    Nigel Short is AndyW
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    #2
    I know the difference between a prawn and a horse.

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      #3
      I've just started work as a human chess piece.
      The money's good, I'm on knights this week.

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        #4
        I assume given that chess is a mixed sport where they can compete against each other, the fact there hasn't been any female chess champions, or many at all in the top 1000 that gives you the answer that no they can't (or can't be bothered)
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          #5
          Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
          I assume given that chess is a mixed sport where they can compete against each other, the fact there hasn't been any female chess champions, or many at all in the top 1000 that gives you the answer that no they can't (or can't be bothered)
          The interesting thing from reading that article is that there is a women's chess championship.

          Why?
          Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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            #6
            Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
            I know the difference between a prawn and a horse.
            You can eat them both

            Originally posted by VectraMan View Post
            The interesting thing from reading that article is that there is a women's chess championship.

            Why?
            Presumably it was an attempt to get more women interested in chess. I think it's seen as a male-dominated world - similar to IT in fact - so you don't get as many women involved.

            That said, considering the top levels of chess require abilities totally alien to 99.999% of us it could be possible that the very small differences between male and female brains are enough to skew male brains as favourable for being a master chess player?
            Not saying that's the case, just that it seems conceivable.
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              #7
              Men can have the right to have babies though, or so say the Peoples Front of Judea (Or was that the Popular Peoples Front of Judea ?)
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                #8
                Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
                I know the difference between a prawn and a horse.
                One is hung like a horse, the other is hung like Dim Prawn?
                What happens in General, stays in General.
                You know what they say about assumptions!

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                  #9
                  Can women play chess?

                  Does "Bashing the Bishop" count?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
                    Women know your limits.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w
                    What happens in General, stays in General.
                    You know what they say about assumptions!

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