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by Mats Winther
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Fischer Placement Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 9341

Re: Fischer Placement Chess

Yes, Bishop's opening can transpose into Spanish with d3, which is not dangerous to a GM. Of course, black can play a variety of other systems, which are also equal, such as 3...c6 followed by 4...d5.
I often play the Bishop's opening on ICC, but I am an amateur. Bishop's opening is not much.
/Mats
by Mats Winther
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Fischer Placement Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 9341

Re: Fischer Placement Chess

Recently, in the London Chess Classic, the commentator said that GMs nowaday have turned to Bishop's opening in order to avoid the Petroff. Good luck! Likewise, they play d2-d3 in the Ruy Lopez. The art of defence in the Petroff and Ruy Lopez (Marshall gambit, et al.) has reached such levels that it...
by Mats Winther
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Fischer Placement Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 9341

Fischer Placement Chess

I have experimented with initial "relocation moves", and have found that it's
possible to manually and swiftly generate 25 modest positions from the
Chess960 array. See "Fischer Placement Chess" :
http://home7.swipnet.se/~w-73784/chess/ ... cement.htm

Mats
by Mats Winther
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: The evolution of the Chess rules.
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

Re: The evolution of the Chess rules.

In Persia the Shah ruled, who had divine stature. When the game migrated to Persia from India, the king accordingly became an absolute piece, while the Shah was an absolute and divine ruler. In medieval times the king had the right to jump two steps, but only once during the game. This later became ...
by Mats Winther
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple enhancement of chess
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Simple enhancement of chess

Today's chess is strongly dependent on encyclopaedic knowledgeability, which follows from the computerization and the scientific study of chess. A a consequence the world elite becomes younger and younger. The average age in today's elite is below 25. At this low age people are capable of stuffing t...
by Mats Winther
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple enhancement of chess
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Simple enhancement of chess

I use that colour hat in real life, too, as can be seen from this image: http://home.swipnet.se/~w-73784/jag3.jpg Hand on heart, isn't it slightly....stupid...or a sign of mental poverty, to play the same initial position over and over again in the entirety of one's chess life, and in every blitz ga...
by Mats Winther
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple enhancement of chess
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Simple enhancement of chess

A good way of training is to avoid opening monotony, and to avoid getting stuck in opening studies, thus to improve overall technical ability. Also in regular tournament play it ought to be possible to introduce Chess256. This method implies that the opening setup for the pawns is chosen randomly wh...
by Mats Winther
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are the chess rules ideal?
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Are the chess rules ideal?

There is a lopsidedness to today's rules. In practice, queenside castle takes two moves, whereas kingside castle takes only one move. What's the point in maintaining such an imparity? Why should kingside castle be favoured before queenside castle?
/Mats
by Mats Winther
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are the chess rules ideal?
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Are the chess rules ideal?

Have today's chess rules attained perfection, or can they still be improved in some way, leading to an enhanced variability? What would happen if the castle move was modified? I suggest the following. Extended castle : when castling the king may jump three squares, but it can also jump two as usual....
by Mats Winther
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonderment of chess
Replies: 0
Views: 799

The wonderment of chess

There exist many remarkable pieces that function finely in a context of Western pieces. The below links go to Game Courier presets. The movement rules are wholly enforced, which was necessary as it would otherwise be too difficult to make use of these newfangled pieces. In order to learn how they wo...
by Mats Winther
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocation in the standard array...
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Relocation in the standard array...

http://www.two-paths.com/bg/gifs/relocationboard.gif Relocation Chess. This is the simplest of my proposed relocation methods in that it only needs two half-moves to execute. Nevertheless, it can produce 64 different positions. Both players can relocate either the king or queen. Black begins by mak...
by Mats Winther
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The citadel squares
Replies: 0
Views: 758

The citadel squares

Moreover, I have found that it is possible to increase the strategical variance in the middlegame by a simple change. One can add four extra corner squares and add an extended castling rule : the king may optionally jump three squares instead of two when castling. http://home7.swipnet.se/~w-73784/ad...
by Mats Winther
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Draw statistics + new pawn rules
Replies: 0
Views: 915

Draw statistics + new pawn rules

Let's have a look at the results of corr/email players who today are equipped with the latest Rybka and multi-core computers. Below is the statistics for all the ICCF games in 2008- 2009 (when the multi-core boom began) for players above 2400. --------------------------------------------------------...
by Mats Winther
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocation in the standard array...
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Relocation in the standard array...

I want to strike a blow for alternative setups of pieces. This will enhance creativity in chess, at least it's good for chess training. I think chess journalist should seriously begin to discuss this issue in this era of computerized opening preparation. There exist alternative ways of generating mo...