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why do more guys join chess club then women?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #601

    zealandzen

    I went to a big toy store looking for a magnetic chess set. I asked a staff member about it and she said it would be in the boys' toys section. 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #602

    hcsumpt

    Strange...you would think they would categorize it in the game section. Poor management organization.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #603

    Elubas

    Wow, I've never heard of chess being associated with toys before.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #604

    Sangwin

    Elubas wrote:

    Wow, I've never heard of chess being associated with toys before.

    lol, its funny some of the games principles are harder to learn then half the for credit classes at your local community college!  Once looking for a cheapy practice board at a fairly large toy store they actually had no chess sets.  They were out of the frosted glass ones and hadn't reordered..  You can find them at most pharmacy toy sections.  

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #605

    electricpawn

    Bony fingers squeeze your windpipe,

    Eyes glow red in the Reaper's skull,

    Graveside still , he's the silent type,

    His ways are effective but dull.

     

    Tattered robe and a musty smell,

    He said he had but one request,

    Before he took his souls to Hell,

    Tell me why women don't play chess!

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #606

    Sangwin

    I think you should call your poem Board to Death, epTongue Out

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #607

    electricpawn

    Sangwin wrote:

    I think you should call your poem Board to Death, ep

    Good suggestion!

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #608

    motherinlaw

    zealandzen wrote:

    I went to a big toy store looking for a magnetic chess set. I asked a staff member about it and she said it would be in the boys' toys section. 

    Stunning!  Toys and games are often grouped together in stores.  And there are usually separate sections for "dolls" and "action figures."  But Board Games?!  Time warp again ... and, by the way, that story gives a pretty big hint about the answer to this forum's question.  Check out "the problem that has no name" in Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #609

    electricpawn

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #610

    arkansasgrl101

    never thought of writing poems about chess before, i think i might try it

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #611

    electricpawn

    Give it a try!

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #612

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    MIL:  The USCF store has magnetic chess sets in several sizes.  They are still on sale I think.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #613

    waffllemaster

    Because guys are more social.  They like to do things with friends like go to clubs together and play games with people they know.


    Girls take chess more seriously.  They'd rather sit at home memorizing variations of the Sicilian defense.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #614

    Ruby-Fischer

    Yeah, Waffle's probably right about that.

    Scheviningen..  d3.  Ok dragon is a fianchetto, I know that much...  

    Its hard after a couple of glasses of wine..... Schloznokov... d4..  ?

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #615

    Lou-for-you

    Yes, magnets are of no use to girls.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #616

    motherinlaw

    Yipee-ki-yay wrote:

    they are in themselves magnetic.

    We "girls" have many powers.  Some are not visible to the casual observer.  But we have them.  And we all know we have them.  Oh, yes.  And that almost makes up for our having so much less economic and political power.  Almost.  :-)

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #617

    Somebodysson

    guys enjoy the company of guys more than girls do. 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #618

    motherinlaw

    Somebodysson wrote:

    guys enjoy the company of guys more than girls do. 

    That illustrates the problem with generalizations.  They're all false. ;-)

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #619

    arkansasgrl101

    Somebodysson ha scritto:

    guys enjoy the company of guys more than girls do. 

    from most the girls i've talked to, they all seem more like "one of the guys" than (not then for you gramatical people) "one of the girls" and they're all in chess club.


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