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  1. 15 Dec '07 00:22
    shouldnt they leave the chess to men and get on with the ironing?
  2. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    15 Dec '07 00:23
    No!!!

    Let them play! let them learn chess, bring more young and attrictive women to chess tournaments!
  3. 15 Dec '07 00:42
    Originally posted by MetBierOp
    No!!!

    Let them play! let them learn chess, bring more young and attrictive women to chess tournaments!
    true, but what good are good looking women at a chess tournament, if our shirts are all wrinkly?
  4. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    15 Dec '07 05:03
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    shouldnt they leave the chess to men and get on with the ironing?
    No
  5. 15 Dec '07 05:20
    Are woman allowed to play chess?
  6. Standard member Freidenker
    Mad scientist
    15 Dec '07 05:38
    I would like to see more women playing this game, but seriously, looking at the comments on female players, it won't be easy.
  7. 15 Dec '07 05:44 / 3 edits
    Are woman allowed to play chess?

    Any female who survives the hazing in an OTB chess club could eat you for breakfast and spit out the pits.

    And if you want it ironed, do it your useless self.
  8. Standard member Freidenker
    Mad scientist
    15 Dec '07 05:55
    That's the spirit
  9. 15 Dec '07 06:26
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    shouldnt they leave the chess to men and get on with the ironing?
    Are you kidding me?! I'll checkmate you anytime.
  10. 15 Dec '07 06:59
    The way to attract more females is to get more attractive males playing. But don't expect that to happen soon as local tourneys are often filled with old wrinkly men with bald heads and/or pot bellies.
  11. 15 Dec '07 07:17
    Personally I am a big fan of Judith Polgar and I am really afraid (read: certain of it) that she will kick my butt if I ever get to play against her.
  12. 15 Dec '07 07:58
    Originally posted by Papyn Chase
    The way to attract more females is to get more attractive males playing. But don't expect that to happen soon as local tourneys are often filled with old wrinkly men with bald heads and/or pot bellies.
    That is a great idea actually, but all chess players need time to develop their game, perhaps a long term strategy would be to try and attract celebrities that appeal to young teenage girls and get them into the game. That way, when they grow older, they will hopefully look nice and also be able to play a good game.
  13. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    15 Dec '07 08:03
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    That is a great idea actually, but all chess players need time to develop their game, perhaps a long term strategy would be to try and attract celebrities that appeal to young teenage girls and get them into the game. That way, when they grow older, they will hopefully look nice and also be able to play a good game.
    brilliant!
  14. 15 Dec '07 08:07
    Where I live, and it seems to be the similar in the rest of the UK, there are loads of primary school girls playing chess but then more of them give up when they get to senior school than do boys. I don't know why this is or if there's anything which can be done to improved the situation.
  15. 15 Dec '07 08:22
    I think it is through lack of other girls to talk to. It is always a good thing to try and get multiple girls into the same teams if possible - that way they are not just stuck around men leaching at them all the time.