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The board game chess which is based on the ideas of rational predictability and strategic thinking developed after a centuries-long history in the 18th century, mainly at locations of modern urban culture – in coffeehouses, associations, and Clubs – into a game habitually played by the bourgeoisie. Jews, who were strongly oriented towards the bourgeois environment, in particular in the …

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Ehn, Michael and Strouhal, Ernst, “Chess”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0773>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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