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Because the King is helpless unless he is protected by many teleprompters.

Even when he is speaking to an elementary school class.

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:D...............

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The king, parading in his stately manner, can move only one square at a time. If he wasn't protected by in his fortress by knights riding their chargers, rooks with their heavy artillery, bishops pontificating that everything is either black or white, and an platoon of infantry willing to lay down their lives for him, he'd lose his head tout suite.  He's so timid he even hides behind his queen, who is the real power in the realm.
He's very much like the Duke of Plaza Toro:
"In enterprise of martial kind when there was any fighting,
he led his regiment from behind, he found it less exciting..."

And yet, when the armies are decimated, when his officers and other ranks have shed their blood on the field of battle, he becomes very strong indeed.
That's why we protect him: to preserve his strength for the end game.
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LOL

Thank you for your comment,
If the king is not protected the game is over

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Tell me about it! I've spent almost 50 years trying to remember that and it's amazing how often I still seem to forget. :(

If you're interested in chess you might enjoy my chess blog. https://www.chess.com/blog/Dozy

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ha ha ha ,... just kidding my friend

Good for you

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Yes, but in the endgame, the now-emboldened King still has to beware of one of the opposition's lowly infantrymen fighting his way across the board to the eighth rank.  The rewards are great--- the infantryman gets promoted to a Queen, with all her powers, and then it's usually all over for the King in question.  :)

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I hope you were become the king. lol

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I love those games where the foot soldier manages to shaft the king without waiting for a promotion. I'm an under-dogger from way back. Viva la revolucion!

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After the revolution, you have Proletarian Chess, where each side has 16 pawns, and 16 pawns only.  All very egalitarian, except that some pawns are more equal than others.  The more equal ones have fancy dachas somewhere off the chessboard.

And have you heard of the Peaceful Coexistence Opening?

1. Nf3    Nc6

2. Ng1   Nb8

3. Nf3    Nc6

4. Ng1   Nb8

Drawn

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That's not an opening, that's a dance. :D

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But whatever it is, it avoids all that cruel bloodshed!  But oh, wait... it doesn't satisfy the desires of the players to crush their opponents.  :)

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In this game you are great

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Excellent comments!

I found this question far too late - but I enjoyed reading all of the comments.

:)

Thumbs up for all!


By the way, there is a strategic, "proletarian" game, called: "Nine Men's Morris" or the Mill Game:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Men%27s_Morris


So, chess can remain chess - lol.

:'(:angel::D

Oh, but it is as "violent" as chess ...


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But Muehle is a solved game.

Like Tic-tac-toe, with proper play on both sides, either player can force a draw, so it's really quite peaceful, unless someone makes a mistake, and one (or both) usually do. :D

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Yes, of course, there are quite a few "board" and "paper" games of this kind - or scrabble, and it is much easier too - and more peaceful - but a good means for training and relaxing - and it seems to have been forgotten.

Well, after all, I am still taking "crossword and sudoku breaks" - lol. Oh, I'll have to look into some good on-line German crosswords for you, provided that you like crosswords. Like, for instance:

http://www.mein-wahres-ich.de/kreuzwortraetsel.php


Or would you have preferred the still popular Draughts (Checkers)?

:)


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Lol, maybe in my spare time.  :D:D:D

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Lol - I am dealing with the same problem - a chronic lack of time. So, when I have a moment, crosswords come first, as I can interrupt them any time (on paper, of course).

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Lol, yes, I have done plenty of crossword puzzles, but then it occurred to me, what has it produced? A finished crossword is only thrown away, not put in a picture frame or published.  I have come to rather want to use the time and mental effort to produce something of more lasting value, a poem, song, essay, painting, scientific or mathematical paper, etc.; i.e., something that can be shared with others.

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In this regard, you are right. But when you are waiting somewhere without anything else you can do, like  sitting in a train, in a waiting room, or on a restaurant terrace, because your friend is stuck in a traffic jam caused by accidents and road works (lol - and that happened lately), etc., these crosswords are excellent (you need just a small puzzle book(let), which fits into your handbag and a pen) - and they are also welcome breaks (for tired eyes when working for too long on the computer). And the paper can be recycled.

:)



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I have an idea!  Compose a crossword puzzle, and sell it to a newspaper.  :)

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Lol - if I had the time.

And there are some other things which are waiting. :)


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Always these pesky other things.  :)

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@TheOtherTink

Yes - lol :D!


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