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the board game to where the world's power lies these days...
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Queens, kings, knights, rooks (what's a roook anyway?) are all a bit medaeval for a modern game. It's easy enough to translate the pieces to the modern equivalents......

Corporation (ex King) – most important piece on the board and can only move slowly but is protected by all the other pieces. When it falls, they all fall. Politician (ex Queen) – moves generally to protect it’s own corporation while attacking the opponents. It tends not to endanger itself. Accountant (ex Bishop)– moves obliquely, nuff said. P.R. (ex Knight) – moves in a seemingly haphazard manner to attack the opponent’s powerful pieces. Bank (ex Castle) - moves in a very straight line and is usually the pillar of the endgame. Shareholder (ex Pawn) – seemingly irrelevant but come into their own during the endgame and can bring down the Corporation if in a weakened state.

...and the titles of the moves should be relevant..... Castling – banking - you can move the corporation to a safe place protected by either of the banks.

En passant – the shareholder can take out another shareholder if it’s not paying attention and trying to move too quickly.

Pawn at 8th rank – if it advances that far, it gets to work for the corporation by becoming one of the other pieces.

Some variations and tactics, Enron’s Endgame, The Bush Gambit, Blair In The Pocket, PR Forks.

Graphic designers and ad agencies can work on the new design and you can be any colour as long as it’s black.

notripe, Aug 02 2002

Simpsons' Chess Set http://www.colba.ne.../simpsonschess1.jpg
They don't come more updated than this.
Though somehow I think Diplomacy is a better model of office politics. [DrCurry, Aug 03 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       I thought you wanted Benny and Bjorn to rewrite the score...


"America!
Accounting setting
And the shareholders don't know what the shareholders are getting
The creme de la creme of the consultancy world in a
show with everything but Yul Brynner.

Time flies doesn't seem a minute
since the Dow Jones had Enron in it
All change don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary revenue

It's Worldcom or Enron or Andersen or this place.

One night with Andersen and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every invented dollar
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an auditor sliding up to me

One company is very like another
When you head's down in the books looking for cover

Balance sheets warm and sweet (warm sweet)
Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite
Get Thai'd you're talking to a Fed
Whose every move's government led
I get my kicks on Wall Street sunshine

One night with Andersen and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every invented dollar
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an auditor sliding up to me

One night with Andersen makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night with Andersen an the tough guys tumble
Can't be to careful with your company
I can feel a devil walking next to me"
namaste, Aug 02 2002
  

       you get a neutral. chess is chess is a scathing political commentary is chess.
watermelancholy, Aug 02 2002
  

       My George W. Bush takes your Author Anderson and threatens your shareholders and Bank of America?   

       The franklin mint should see this.   

       For the Chess Nut who has everything? So he can boast in an open foyer? (Groan)   

       Whats it called when your own pawns (stockholders) revolt and call for a replacement of the king (CEO)?   

       Somebody stop me... please...
James Newton, Aug 02 2002
  

       Pawn on 8th rank = IPO?
imaginality, Mar 12 2006
  

       I wonder whatever happened to faceache?
po, Mar 13 2006
  

       hmmmm...
po, Mar 13 2006
  


 

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