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This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-11-07
 Author: Ralph  Betza. Worse than Worthless. A discussion of pieces with negative value, and the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Gelman wrote on 2003-01-06 UTC
In his story 'Riders of the Purple Wage' (1967), Philip Jose Farmer describes a society with something like 'negative money'. In that story, wealth is a universal birthright, money is a societal negative, getting rid of money is everyone's goal and difficult to achieve (a bit analogous to Losing Chess). Would 'Worth than Worthless' pieces necessarily have positive values in Losing Chess?