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Old 01-09-2011, 11:14 PM
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Expensive Date, name of my boat went with wife out to lunch in Atlantic City and to stop by the boat show.Ended up buying my 292 there.Wife said to name it Expensive Date

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:17 PM
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:20 PM
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:10 AM
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Back in the 90's I had just bought my first boat, a 19'Checkmate bow rider. A few years later someone sent me an e-mail with a bunch of trivia things in it. Shah Mat was one of them. In 01' I bought my 25 Checkmate then shortly after stumbbled onto this site. Seemed like the name fit. My name is actually Joe

"Checkmate" in chess is actually "Shah Mat," Persian for "the king is defeated" or the "king is helpless".

Chess is a REALLY OLD GAME. The earliest evidence of chess dates back to the year 600 AD in Persia. "Shah" is the title of the royal Persian monarch, so naturally the King in chess was called the Shah. To win chess, you have to defeat the King, by attacking it and making it unable to move. This is called the "Checkmate" or "Shah Mat", literally, "The King is defeated". Mat is a Persian word for "defeated", "helpless", or "at a loss", all pretty good descriptions for a checkmated king.

Millions of chess enthusiasts wrongly assume that "Checkmate" actually means "The King is dead". Chess made its way from Persia to Europe through Arabia and "mat" is an Arab word for dead, so this is a likely source of the confusion. The King in chess can't be "killed" anyway, so "defeated" makes a lot more sense.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:46 AM
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"Checkmate" in chess is actually "Shah Mat," Persian for "the king is defeated" or the "king is helpless".

Millions of chess enthusiasts wrongly assume that "Checkmate" actually means "The King is dead". Chess made its way from Persia to Europe through Arabia and "mat" is an Arab word for dead, so this is a likely source of the confusion. The King in chess can't be "killed" anyway, so "defeated" makes a lot more sense.
The word for "chess" is still "Schach" in Central Europe with a pronunciation close to "Shah" and the defeated king is "Schach matt". The word "matt" is widely used in Central Europe, many indo-european words are close to persian words.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:05 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:00 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:12 AM
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I went to CG register my current boat so I had to come up with a boat name. My wife said to name it "Knot 4 Me" since she knew it was not the boat I wanted but instead it was a boat for her and my son. So I used the same name when I registered for OSO.
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