Satire Is Out of Date: Chess Masters Let Black Move First, Because "Racism"
01/25/2021
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I planned to joke that to Fight Racism, chess should have black move first instead of white. But … from the Associated Press in 2019:

In anti-racist statement, chess champs let Black move first
David R. Sands The Washington Times
April 6, 2019

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and Dutch rival Anish Giri are marking a U.N. international campaign against racism by playing a game in which contrary to the longstanding rules of the game the player with the black pieces made the first move.

A video of the encounter was released this week on Mr. Carlsen’s Facebook page. The players said the game was being played as a “symbolic gesture” to mark the U.N.’s International Day for the Elimination of Racism March 21.

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