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  1. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    14 Oct '09 01:19
    There is a one day tournament happening this weekend, on Saturday October 17, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for which goddesschess.com has donated a special prize fund for any female players joining the tournament, supplemented by the gracious support of GM Alexandra Kosteniuk who has added books and cds to the prizes.

    The tournament is a one day affair. 4SS, G/60, in two sections, open and reserve (U1600).

    To avoid confusion, this is not an all women's event--all are encouraged to attend. The event is held twice a year, and the spring installment attracted 107 players! While that mark is unlikely to be reached again this autumn, there is at least one GM and four NM preregistered, so there should be plenty of excitement for all. If you live anywhere near Milwaukee, please stop on in.

    http://home.roadrunner.com/~swcc/HC%20Challenge%20X.pdf
  2. 14 Oct '09 01:27
    How come there are special prizes for women - that's not fair.
    I thought we were all equal these days.

    Why just the other day I was reading an article that said they were
    thinking of abolishing the women's chess titles to make things 'even.'
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    14 Oct '09 01:35
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    How come there are special prizes for women - that's not fair.
    I thought we were all equal these days.

    Why just the other day I was reading an article that said they were
    thinking of abolishing the women's chess titles to make things 'even.'
    And while we're at it, why do some tourneys have Junior prizes? Aren't the kids getting all the GM titles these days? Last thing we need to do is encourage any more of them to learn the game and further make arses out of older, working adults who have studied and played for decades and still can't crack 2000.
  4. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    14 Oct '09 01:37
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    How come there are special prizes for women - that's not fair.
    I thought we were all equal these days.

    Why just the other day I was reading an article that said they were
    thinking of abolishing the women's chess titles to make things 'even.'
    Because male chess players are boring. Anything that can encourage women to attempt and even excel at such a great game is fine with me.

    And I also must point out that the tournament itself is not giving out the gender biased awards, but interested third parties.
  5. 14 Oct '09 01:51
    Quote:

    "Because male chess players are boring"

    I beg your pardon, but it us men folk who play all the gambits
    and sharp attacking stuff. Women play 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 and soppy stuff
    like that.

    You are better off without them. Chances are you won't get any anyway.
    Send me their prizes.
  6. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    14 Oct '09 02:25
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Quote:

    "Because male chess players are boring"

    I beg your pardon, but it us men folk who play all the gambits
    and sharp attacking stuff. Women play 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 and soppy stuff
    like that.

    You are better off without them. Chances are you won't get any anyway.
    Send me their prizes.
    I did not say that male chess playing is boring. I said that male chess players are boring.
  7. 14 Oct '09 05:05
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    And while we're at it, why do some tourneys have Junior prizes? Aren't the kids getting all the GM titles these days? Last thing we need to do is encourage any more of them to learn the game and further make arses out of older, working adults who have studied and played for decades and still can't crack 2000.
    it's all about incentives and getting new people into the game isn't it? do you really think mediocre to good junior players are going to turn up to tunement if there isn't a chance of picking up some sort of award?

    everything possible should be done to get as many kids and woman to play and promote the game, otherwise it will die a slow and painful death around smelly senile old men in seedy bars.
  8. 14 Oct '09 05:06
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    And while we're at it, why do some tourneys have Junior prizes? Aren't the kids getting all the GM titles these days? Last thing we need to do is encourage any more of them to learn the game and further make arses out of older, working adults who have studied and played for decades and still can't crack 2000.
    i see the humor in your post but it's all about incentives and getting new people into the game isn't it? do you really think mediocre to good junior players are going to turn up to a tournament if there isn't a chance of picking up some sort of award?

    everything possible should be done to get as many kids and woman to play and promote the game, otherwise it will die a slow and painful death around smelly senile old men in seedy bars.
  9. 14 Oct '09 10:02
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    I did not say that male chess playing is boring. I said that male chess players are boring.
    Oh so you did.

    OK then I agree.

    I also agree with SG. too many kids with big heads and glasses
    are turning up and winning things.

    Why not hold a tournament and have no advertising at all, see how
    many turn then. I'm thinking no one will turn up and you can keep
    all the entrance fees. I bet you never thought of that.
  10. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    14 Oct '09 18:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Oh so you did.

    OK then I agree.

    I also agree with SG. too many kids with big heads and glasses
    are turning up and winning things.

    Why not hold a tournament and have no advertising at all, see how
    many turn then. I'm thinking no one will turn up and you can keep
    all the entrance fees. I bet you never thought of that.
    No. I didn't.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    West Coast Represent
    15 Oct '09 06:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    How come there are special prizes for women - that's not fair.
    I thought we were all equal these days.

    Why just the other day I was reading an article that said they were
    thinking of abolishing the women's chess titles to make things 'even.'
    That's what goddesschess wants. It's their money.
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Oct '09 07:13
    Originally posted by trev33
    around smelly senile old men in seedy bars.
    BTW, when's the next Ireland meet-up?