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Old 03-15-2017, 5:52 AM
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Why is the queen the most powerful piece on the chessboard as opposed to the king? In the game of hearts, the queen of spades is the most feared. Why?
Iím sure the radical feminists love that.
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Why is the queen the most powerful piece on the chessboard as opposed to the king?
"The modern chess queen gained power in the 15th century in concert with traditions of queenly rule in Europe." -- Wikipedia:Queen (chess) (Paragraph 3)


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In the game of hearts, the queen of spades is the most feared. Why?
"The Queen of Spades (sometimes referred to as "Calamity Jane") was introduced in a variant called Black Maria which then became known as the standard Hearts game, and soon thereafter, the idea of "shooting the moon" was introduced to the game to add depth to the gameplay." -- Wikipedia:Hearts (card game) > History (paragraph 2)


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Old 03-15-2017, 6:53 AM
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I figured there was a story behind the story. Very insightful.
I love the game of hearts and trying to avoid that evil old queen.
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Old 03-15-2017, 9:35 AM
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Ever hear the phrase "If momma ain't happy, nobody's happy" ? It kinda lets you know who wields the real power.
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I'm sure prince Charles tells his son's and staff that all the time.
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I'm sure prince Charles tells his son's and staff that all the time.
Yeah, but probably only behind closed doors. You know, for appearances sake.
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A friend of mine that was married for 65 years. Told me some advice. He said young man you want to have a happy marriage ? always have the last words in any argument. And he told me those last words were,Yes ma'am. So yes the Queen always win.
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Old 03-27-2017, 4:48 PM
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