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? asked in Games & RecreationBoard Games · 2 months ago

In your opinion, should all politicians know how to play chess?

If a ruler does not understand chess, how can he rule over a kingdom?

~ King Khusros II

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  • 1 month ago
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    King Khusros II was a violent man, who waged war and executed people with little provocation. As such, one could interpret the quote as meaning that anyone who plays chess is prone to psychopathy; therefore, chess should be avoided by any sane politician! (n.b., of course, one could argue that a "king" is not a politician in the purest sense, but, that's for another discussion!)

  • 3 weeks ago

    YEs. this is a must-know! 

  • 2 months ago

    I assume not every politicians know but they could learn fast.

  • 2 months ago

    Won't do them any harm....

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  • 2 months ago

    I don't live in a kingdom, so no, I don't think it applies. 

  • 2 months ago

    This is an old quote and in the modern day, a ruler needs to know the problem of the country and the solution to them instead of staying busy in playing or studying how to play chess.

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