Chess Is Clearly Racist And Should Be Banned From All Schools In The United States


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n 1889 Wilhelm Steinitz, the first World Champion, wrote that "In all international and public Chess matches and tournaments ... it is the rule for the first player to have the white men". Emanuel Lasker, the second World Champion, stated in Lasker's Manual of Chess that "White makes the first move."

more at Black and White in Chess:

"The first-move advantage in chess is the inherent advantage of the player (White) who makes the first move in chess. Chess players and theorists generally agree that White begins the game with some advantage. Since 1851, compiled statistics support this view; White consistently wins slightly more often than Black, usually scoring between 52 and 56 percent. White's winning percentage[1] is about the same for tournament games between humans and games between computers. However, White's advantage is less significant in rapid games or novice games."



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