Chess Just Got the Fatwa Treatment

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Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, who is also known as Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca, is a highly-influential figure in Turkey and referred to chess players as “cursed,” claiming that “most people who played chess are liars,” according to Hurriyet Daily News.

‘Chess worse than gambling & eating pork’ – Turkish imam

I’ll let St. George field this one.

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