Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The case against chess in schools?

From Vengeance:

Our esteemed leader ... has fallen into the trap of preaching the ever-popular I'm sure, cockeyed notion that video games are a preparation for success in the real world of getting and spending, and climbing corporate ladders....

The ultimate 'Game' is chess. In fact it's virtually the only game that garners near universal respect. Yet, it's been proven over and over that even becoming World Champion chess player has near absolutely zero power to assist the chess player to succeed in the real world.

All one needs to do is hang around a chess club for a few hours to know that this is true.

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