Wu-Checkmate: flexin' ya mentals.
July 17, 2008 5:24 PM   Subscribe

The Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthin to PLAY CHESS wit. WuChess.com is the worlds first online chess and Hip-Hop community. You can create and share profiles with your friends and triumph over enemies on the 64 squares. Not just against people in your neighborhood but from all over the world. Play live chess with people from all over the world and get your learn on. Blog.
posted by ColdChef (30 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
And now to find a rhyme with "rook".
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:29 PM on July 17, 2008


Wait, have they dropped the prohibitively expensive membership fee?
posted by Navelgazer at 5:36 PM on July 17, 2008


also:

cook
look
took
mistook
book
nook
posted by Navelgazer at 5:37 PM on July 17, 2008


Fifty bucks?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:39 PM on July 17, 2008


Purchase your WuChess account.

$48 for one year

Your account will be automatically renewed annually. You may cancel at any time for any reason. If you are not satisfied by the WuChess experience, you may cancel within the first 7 days for a full refund.


Gold teeth are quite expensive, you know.
posted by ColdChef at 5:43 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I mean at first, I was all, hey, awesome, they're gonna get all kinds of people into chess! Turns out the only people they want getting their learn on are the ones who can afford to throw away $48 automatically renewed annually.

(It's extra lame how they don't spring the membership fee on you until after you've submitted all your information.)
posted by Sys Rq at 5:46 PM on July 17, 2008


Related: Hip Hop Chess Federation.
posted by HighTechUnderpants at 5:49 PM on July 17, 2008


Next up: Rugby with Sarah Records...
posted by pompomtom at 5:56 PM on July 17, 2008


The game of chess, is like a swordfight... without the stabbing.
posted by Artw at 6:02 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Chess and hip-hop, more things White People Like.
posted by DU at 6:12 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I got a bit excited about this at first, until I read the comments about the membership fee.

A teacher at my alt-ed program (which has a high percentage of African-American students) started teaching chess last year, and ended the year with a tournament. I saw all sorts of positives to this in terms of teaching cause/effect, logic, planning, strategy, etc. The kids loved it and took much pride in the skills they learned.

Too bad this site seems to be into the "making money" aspect.
posted by HuronBob at 6:25 PM on July 17, 2008


So you like The Wu-Tang Clan but don't want to pay $48 dollars to play chess? Then maybe The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby is the game for you!

It was an ordinary day at the Wu-Tang mansion. Ghostface and Raekwon tossed around a football in the backyard while Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, and the rest of the gang watched the game inside. What nobody expected was the knock at the door that would forever change their lives.

Download the free demo now!
posted by Sailormom at 6:26 PM on July 17, 2008


If y'all'd invested in Wu Tang Financial back in the day, fiddy dolla wouldn't mean @#$%.

But fo' real: right idea, wrong price point.
posted by t2urner at 6:30 PM on July 17, 2008


MetaFilter: get your learn on.
posted by brundlefly at 6:50 PM on July 17, 2008


Wu-tang clan ain't nothing to Fool's mate.
posted by zippy at 7:04 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rook to B-Dizzle. Check yourself!
posted by mark242 at 7:07 PM on July 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Everbody say Start clock / Stop clock / Pawn to b9!
posted by anthill at 8:21 PM on July 17, 2008


Apparently that was Ryan Palmer, Jamacian 1992 chess champion... Someone should tell him about RZA's 30 second chess rap video challenge.
posted by anthill at 8:30 PM on July 17, 2008


FINALLY!
posted by Askr at 8:32 PM on July 17, 2008


I'll wait for the death metal and Go service
posted by kenotron at 8:40 PM on July 17, 2008 [5 favorites]


The mainstream media is on it.
posted by shothotbot at 8:52 PM on July 17, 2008


Next: The Wu Mysterious Chessboxing League.
posted by ignignokt at 10:02 PM on July 17, 2008


If you want my Queen, then bring the ruckus
Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthin' to fuck with
posted by Eideteker at 4:05 AM on July 18, 2008


WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH
WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH
WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH
WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH
WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH
WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO ROOK WITH

posted by cavalier at 5:29 AM on July 18, 2008


Yo! Yo! Gotta give mad props to the O.G. chessmasters from back in the day, the Bad Bishops and the Mighty Pawns.
posted by jonp72 at 6:33 AM on July 18, 2008


Chess rules everything around me, QUEEN get the bishop, checka checka mate 'challlll aauhauahuahualllll - Yeah.
posted by cashman at 6:45 AM on July 18, 2008


He got swung on, his lungs was torn, the kingpin just castled with his rook and lost a pawn.
posted by box at 7:37 AM on July 18, 2008


I stopped reading at 'get your learn on.' Yes, I know that was the end of the sentence, but it's still where I stopped.
posted by NationalKato at 8:23 AM on July 18, 2008


Yeah... RZA was totally pimpin' this at his show the other night. If it weren't so expensive, I'd be down...
posted by ph00dz at 9:49 AM on July 18, 2008


Good grief... $48/year? http://www.redhotpawn.com/ is, mostly, free and very very good. Doesn't have any AI to play against though, at least not that I know of.
posted by C.Batt at 1:31 PM on July 18, 2008


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