Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[lwzsvalz] Future of orthodox chess

Suppose the future of chess at the highest level is Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess), which better measures individual skill rather than the player's opening preparation team.

Then, what is the future of orthodox chess (position 518)?  It will continue to remain relevant in correspondence chess, advanced chess, and team chess.  It adds perhaps a whole new dimension to team chess, which might be played as consultation games (among the team) in separate rooms.  Or, in a "win and continue" team tournament format: the other players still contribute opening preparation.

What will amateurs play?  Probably both.

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