Posted April 05, 2013
You said it Homer. Also, Emanuel Lasker also said as much in his florid intellectual style:
MaridAudran: To that end I'd say the royal game, Chess, comes pretty close. After a millennium it still has yet to be solved and is still the standard-bearer of the intellectual boxing match. But I assume the OP means computer/video games.
HomerSimpson: You and I share an affinity for chess, Marid. And, in a broader context I would agree that chess comes as close to pefection (imo) as any game not so much for its complexity, but for the fact that it is an exercise in pure objectivity. No dice rolls, no hidden cards/pieces, same starting resources, etc.
"On the Chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite."