Comments: You just gotta shake your head and laugh. Hard.

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In this context of sensitivity I found it amusing that, after writing "you probably recall the game as well as we do", the authors described rules for Anglo-American checkers, with no consideration that international and foreign-born students might have grown up learning another variant.

Posted by Nels Nelson at July 24, 2007 02:24 PM

That's funny, considering that the queen is the most powerful piece on the board, while the king is just a target.

Posted by G Rex at July 25, 2007 09:52 AM

Rex: It is checkers, not chess. :-)

Posted by Hube at July 25, 2007 11:42 AM

Got it, thanks. But if they did chess, I'd have a point, right? Been away too long I guess.

Posted by G Rex at July 25, 2007 02:35 PM