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Chess is absolutely for women, it's a game. Competing at chess? I mean, they have to have their own league in order to have a chance at winning. Belarusian Israeli Chess Commentator might not be wrong.
For people who actually look into the science around comparative capabilities across the genders, this isn't exactly surprising. Men and women both distribute to a fairly standard bell curve for IQ, but they're different bell curves.

Men's is shallower. There are more literally retarded men, and more geniuses.

Women's is steeper. There are fewer literally retarded women, but also fewer geniuses.

IIRC, women are overall like a single IQ point higher on average than men, but that may just be an artifact or within margins of error.

Overall, this means that fewer women are stuck in a place in life where they lack the basic ability to care for themselves, but also among the top-aptitude people who dominate almost every field. And, of course, we know which of these things the modern feminists care about.
 

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So, about chess. I had to explain this to someone once.

Chess has two leagues. A woman's league which is open to only women, and an open league, which is open to everyone.

Of course, this person thought this was ridiculous. Chess is a mental game, no physicality to create a gap. If the open league is open to all, why does the woman's league exist? Money. The answer is money.

Women chess players tend to top out at 2400 elo. Men chess players tend to top out at 2700 elo. That's actually a ridiculously huge gap. While there have been a number of women who've had 2600-2700+ elo across the years, they're more the exceptions that prove the rule.

So these 2400 woman grandmasters want to 1) actually have a chance at being winners and 2) make money by playing chess. The 'average' top female chess players cannot compete with the top percentage of the open league. So they don't.

And that's why the women's league exists despite the open league being as non-sexist as possible.

Chess is absolutely for women, it's a game. Competing at chess? I mean, they have to have their own league in order to have a chance at winning. Belarusian Israeli Chess Commentator might not be wrong.
Eh, so what if it's just for money? If it works, I got no problem with it. It's like a weight class in fighting sports: it's done so that the company can make more money, yes, and the guys of a higher weightclass would beat up those of a lower weight class, but it still makes money, so why not do it?

Basically, the question is if women's chess is more like the WNBA or Women's Tennis. One of those makes money, the other is a woke money sink. And from what I can tell, pro chess itself seems to be a money sink kept afloat by rich donors up until recently, where it suddenly became popular. So I don't see the problem.

The future of chess really seems similar to esports rather than sports, I'll be honest. Twitch streaming, individual creators, and companies that turn it into a computer game (chess.com for example) are what seem to be leading the way to make money, not sponsorships/ad revenue/ticket sales.

Also, if we only cared about the best players, then the computer chess championship would be all the rage, not anything else.
 

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Um... seems like I recall something like this historically but it could have been some alt timeline?

So from reading it, it's more that a bunch of clubs are formalizing that they won't platform 'Zionist' (read: Jewish) speakers. So basically putting into writing what they already did in practice.
 

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It's darkly amusing that despite their shrieks of "fascist!", "racist!", and "Nazi!" at anyone who disagrees with their views, they are the ones going down the exact road of Nazi Germany.
 

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If Germany won WW1, we'd be better off more likely than not.
Nope.German always wonted MOAR.And treated people like ,well,germans.
So we would have another war,and if germans win,another-till they would lost.And then all conqered people would have their revenge.

Eye for an eye and all that. Had Prussia instead chosen to shatter France into tiny pieces and colonized, as @ATP keeps jerking himself off to, the north coast from the channel down to Paris, there might have been no WW1 to begin with.

EDIT: Sorry for doublepost. Will fix later.
Germany after WW1 should be liberated,and we would have free not only Bavaria,but Meckenburgia,too_Only hard-core prussians would be occupied by colonial troops,not colonized.Maybe Herero from Namibia?

And,if germans shatter France,it would change nothing - becouse they would still provoke war with anybody.So,we would have next war - and,when they lost,it would be their end.
Prussia was kind of loose cannonball - they could not stop conqering.
 

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Nope,somebody else.But,good comparision,anyway.
Even better - Chesterton described them as "devil of Europe" - and was right,without them we would not have World wars.
Yes, Germany caused the World Wars and not the nation known for invading every corner of the globe and intentionally dicked and still dicks with the continent for their geopolitical ends (and also force-fed another nation drugs and then invaded them when they dared protect their citizens), the nation that literally tried to take over Europe multiple times and had an actual substate of it take over multiple parts of Europe and contribute to the end of the Roman Empire and also it invaded every corner of the globe, or the nation that also was dicking around over vast parts of the globe and was part of dismembering another country and was protecting a terror state from justice, or a state that literally backstabbed their allies for land, a rising Imperial power in another part of the globe that invaded large parts of said part of the globe and eventually would go on to commit some of the worst modern genocide, and then aforementioned terror state that was responsible for the murder of a world leader...

Yes, I am sure these nations totally couldn't manage to create a world war by themselves...

Do I need to go on?
 

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Poland will be made German land again, one way or the other, asshole.
Looking at how you have generally lost wars with us, it's not sooner rather than later. And only peacefully and not militarily.
All in all, I know how you will get the Polish land, in some time when we master space flight, we Poles for the sake of holy peace will fly entirely into space and you Germans will then be able to take the land.

My other question is, why can't you learn that not only can't you go to the East, but sooner or later you will be pushed out of there?
I am surprised how German stubbornness, I have heard so much about German rationality and the Poles are some kind of romantics detached from reality. When I see that it is the Germans who are fucked every time on some point like a romantic inhaling to his beloved who does not want him.
And we Poles are, besides being crazy in action, quite rational in our view of the situation.
 
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Poland will be made German land again, one way or the other, asshole.
SUUURE.
Prussian land,you mean - our bavarian and saxon friends never wanted our property.
And,it would happen,IF YOU DO NOT START AND LOST 2 WORLD WARS BY YOUR OWN PRUSSIAN STUPIDITY.
And now,you are loosing third time - becouse of kgb stupidity this time.

You could be genocidal,but remember,it is not Drakia fanfiction ,but RL.You must be also smart.Something impossible for prussians.

P.S Turks are taking over Berlin.Try to do something about that,before you start stealing from Poland again.It would be stupid to conqer Warsaw in the name of Berlin sultanate.
 

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I'm surprised that they didn't divide Germany up after WW1. Bavaria, Prussia and a few other large states.
Because they knew Germany would've continued the war to the last man. Furthermore, the results would've been unstable nations open to manipulation from foreign forces, like, oh, I dunno, maybe the fucking communists in the east?
 

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It was considered. Didn't happen because some thought it was top harsh, others thought it would just set up a new German Unification that might be messier, and yet others worried it would lead to commie little germanies (there was a civil war going on and declared commie republics popping off)
 

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I'm surprised that they didn't divide Germany up after WW1. Bavaria, Prussia and a few other large states.
England played their little tricks again.They thought that France is too strong,so they wanted germans as their attack dog again.It failed,of course.

Because they knew Germany would've continued the war to the last man. Furthermore, the results would've been unstable nations open to manipulation from foreign forces, like, oh, I dunno, maybe the fucking communists in the east?
Which germans? bavarians and saxons which still have their own armies? catholics who remembered Kulturkamph? meckelburgians who remembered that their prince was ruler when Hohenzollern was nothing?
only part of protestant prussians.And they could fight to their heart content.

And unstable nations? really? they were that way for 800 years or more,compared to 47 years of united germany.
And NEVER started world war.

And what united germans did with commies? fought them? nope,first blocked weapon for Poland in 1920,later made pact against Poland in 1922.smaller german states could do nothing worst.

It was considered. Didn't happen because some thought it was top harsh, others thought it would just set up a new German Unification that might be messier, and yet others worried it would lead to commie little germanies (there was a civil war going on and declared commie republics popping off)
And real reason was England which feared France.And wanted check french power.And get it in 1940.
 
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