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These threads are funny. It seems no one here knows the history of the game. The original rules have many differences from the game we play today (for example the queen could only move one square per turn) and the original way to checkmate the opponents king was to move your king onto a square adjacent to his king.

Think about it. Why should any piece other than a king have the strength to take out another king?