Have they just reinvented Vote Chess ?

Found this interesting and confusing.

“Geo-social Games” ” The Ukrainian specialists have invented and patented technologies that enable any individual to participate with thousands and millions of other individuals in an online game, which previously only played by two. ”

Have the just reinvented Vote Chess ?

” Thanks to development of modern means of communication the developers are counting for 500 million of active players’ audience within 1.5-2 years. ”

500 million for Vote Chess ?  I know other sports are in that estimated figure but please come down to Earth Awol.

 

 

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov presented new project “Geo-social Games”

 

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On July 3rd FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov held a press-conference in Kiev, during which, together with Mr. Alexander Krasyuk, CEO of “K2 Promotions”, Mr. Anatoly Yatsenko, President of the Ukrainian Draughts Federation, and Messrs. Vladimir Kolomiez and Oleg Savchuk presented a new project : “Geo-social Games”.
The Ukrainian specialists have invented and patented technologies that enable any individual to participate with thousands and millions of other individuals in an online game, which previously only played by two. This absolutely new product is intended for world markets of sport, games and gadgets and was invented by World Boxing Champion, founder of “K2 Promotions” Mr. Vitaly Klitschko and FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The project developers were the first who managed to combine the intellectual and economic component based on the principles of redistribution of winning in a product called “Geo-social Games”. The point of this project is the organization of global international tournaments of intellectual and other sports (chess, draughts, boxing, football, bridge, etc.) by means of information and telecommunication technologies. Each person regardless of his or her social status and means can earn a significant amount and be recognized by his or her intellect.
Chess and boxing will be the leading sectors of “Geo-social Games”, which will allow unlimited number of people to be involved in these sports.
“To think a step ahead, develop the logic and thinking – these qualities are important not only for chess players or boxers, they are useful in the life of every person. ‘K2 Promotions’ supports this project, as it can become a new global strategy of refocusing the youth on a healthy lifestyle regardless of place of residence and income. Besides, part of prize funds will be directed on the stipends for talented grand masters, young promising sportsmen, on organization and conducting the tournaments. This one of the most important missions of project that we welcome”, said Vitaly Klitschko.

“Geo-social Games – project is designed to unite under its wing, people of different religions, races and nationalities, all age groups and various social stratum. A unique symbiosis of physical and intellectual possibilities can change the social image of the planet. I’m very pleased that project is being realized with great sportsman of our time Vitaly Klitschko on the basis of developments of Ukrainian experts”, said Mr. Ilyumzhinov.

Thanks to development of modern means of communication the developers are counting for 500 million of active players’ audience within 1.5-2 years.

The authors and project developers are Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President, Mr. Vitaly Klitschko, World Boxing Champion, Mr. Alexander Krasyuk, CEO of “K2 Promotions”, Mr. Anatoly Yatsenko, President of Ukrainian Draughts Federation, Messrs. Vladimir Kolomiez and Oleg Savchuk, project developers and coordinators.

Kiev

Mr. Vladimir Kolomiez, Mr. Oleg Savchuk, Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Mr. Alexander Krasyuk, Mr. Anatoly Yatsenko

http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/6274-kirsan-ilyumzhinov-presented-new-project-qgeo-social-gamesq.html

Yelena Dembo Born to Play Chess

 

 

Born to Play Chess

Yelena Dembo was trained by highly skilled parents.

EXTREME :What do you get when you have a Chess trainer, Journalist,  Psychologist, professional pianist for a father and
a USSR Master of Sports in Chess, linguist, chess journalist and trainer as a mother ?

Yelena :Exactly these professions. I am a writer, journalist, professional trainer, chess player, etc.

EXTREME : Yes but that is also the best formula to make the type of chess players that I like to call a Baby Chess Monsters.

 

AVIJIT DAS:

1)    Your FIDE Rating Progress Chart shows that during April 2007 to January 2008 your rating was going down,
but after that period you reached to your career best rank.
I want to know during that period what preparations you took that helped you reach that level.

Yelena : Explanation is very easy.  Until that period I was writing and publishing one book after another. And after was studying chess much more. This is the main “secret”.

2)    These days in online chess the blitz games are becoming very popular compared to day games.
Why?  Is it because people are losing patience or because people don’t have much time to play longer games?

Yelena : Many people don’t have the possibility to play long tournaments and travel, therefore they play online to compensate. This way they get both training and happiness of associating with chess.

3)    When two GMs are playing and one is younger than the other do you think age can be a decisive factor in the game?
If so, who will get the advantage?  The older person or the younger person?

Yelena : Of course, age difference is a very important factor. But it is not always decisive. It is clear, that if one is 20 years old and another is 55, then it can be decisive in favor of the younger. But also, not always! Remember, a very good play of Karpov, Korchnoi, Beliavsky, Lasker, Botvinnik, etc after age of 50! We can only dream of such play!! But of course, this question is very individual. It depends on players physical, psychological, chess level.

kingsnehashis:

1)    How can we play like a grand master?  What things should we be careful about of while playing?

Yelena : To play like a GM you need to have a specific chess talent, to work on chess and physical training a lot from an early age, to have very good trainers and if you are lucky, to have very good parents who will be traveling with you everywhere, support you in everything and have a good material basis. As for the second question, in our family there was no “being careful” about something in chess. It is impossible if you want to achieve very high results.

2)    Which openings are most advantageous?

Yelena : Any openings if you understand them well.

RAGINGBULL:

1)    How can I best teach a 6 year old to play chess?

Yelena : It is very easy, if you are have a high chess level, are good psychologist, good children’s teacher and love your child very much. But if to talk about it in more detail, I could tell it in a course of some lectures. Many dozens of hours.

2)    How do you prepare for a match exactly?

Yelena : No active chess player will ever say how he prepares.

3)    How do you know what openings to play against any given opponent?

Yelena : It becomes clear after studying given opponent’s games.

4)    What’s your top 3 favorite openings? and why?

Yelena : Spanish, Scotch, French. I understand and feel them best. They are the most near to my character.

5)    What are your top 3 favorite defenses? and why?

Yelena : Sicilian, KID, Gruenfeld. I understand and feel them best. They are the most near to my character.

6)    Are online coaching courses any good? Do they really work?

Yelena : Of course! All my students improve very well. Their ELO climbs, they have many wins in tournaments, even against much higher rated opponents.

7)    Which past GM do you idolize and why?

Yelena : Fischer, Tal and Kasparov. Genius people, very hard workers, played on extremely fantastic level. Their style, ideas are very much to my liking. By the way, I heard from strong GMs sometimes that many my games resemble games of young Tal. For example, Dembo-Driamin, Castaneda-Dembo, Dembo-Chilingirova and many other games.

8)    How exactly do I get a FIDE rating?

Yelena : Please, check it out on
<http://www.fide.com> www.fide.com

9)    Do you play chess online?

Yelena : I played a lot of blitz years ago (bullet –
1 min per game and 2 min per game), but now I don’t have any time for it. I
have a huge amount of students.

10)    Which openings and style of play best suit blitz?

Yelena : Those you know best.

11)    What do increments mean in blitz?

Yelena : Additional second or minutes added after every move (can be any number).

12)    Do you know of any FIDE rules in blitz where a players clock runs to
zero and then
counts down from 5 seconds to zero again and this process repeats a few
times?

Yelena : No.

 

NZT-48:

1)    How many moves do you calculate ahead in a game? Depends on the
position.

Yelena : Can be from 2 to 15.

2)    What is your greatest asset.. calculation or intuition?

Yelena : Both.

3)    At the age of 3 years and 9 months you became a rated chess player..
what was your rating then?

Yelena : I am sorry, but I am afraid you misunderstood. I got a USSR chess grade – 4th.

puffin:

1)    Who have you played?  Polgar(s)? Kosteniuk? Kosintseva(s)? Pogonina?
Yifan? van Nies? etc? any male Masters?

Yelena : I never played van Nies, but I
played all the others. I have a positive score with Kosinsteva sisters, half
a year ago I drew Hou Yifan in China. But since all my life I play mostly in
male (Open tournaments) I won a huge amount of games vs male IMs and GMs.
For example, GMs Erenburg, Kritz, Lechtynsky, Malakhatko, Chatalbashev,
A.Zhigalko, etc.

2)    What was your greatest victory?

Yelena : It is difficult to choose one game
from very many.

devel777:

1)    For a patzer I can calculate OK, and can even hold my own against
stronger opponents in the middle game.
But against stronger players I usually get behind in the opening game
(within 10 moves) and finally
capitulate 40 moves later.  So, other than memorizing the opening book,
is there a system I can use to
get me through the opening game against good opponents to achieve an
even position?

Yelena : There is no such system. In order to play well against
stronger opposition you have to learn good openings, to play middle game and
endgame well and calculate very well.

2)    When do you think about opposition in the late middle game?

Yelena : Opposition is only useful in endgame.

3)    What was your most beautiful game?

Yelena : Maybe it is Castaneda-Dembo, or maybe Dembo-Driamin. Maybe another one.

 

AVIJIT DAS:

1)    Your FIDE Rating Progress Chart shows that during April 2007 to January 2008 your rating was going down,
but after that period you reached to your career best rank.
I want to know during that period what preparations you took that helped you reach that level.

Yelena : Explanation is very easy  Until that period I was writing and publishing one book after another. And after was studying chess much more. This is the main “secret” .

2)    These days in online chess the blitz games are becoming very popular compared to day games.
Why?  Is it because people are losing patience or because people don’t have much time to play longer games?

Yelena : Many people don’t have the possibility to play long tournaments and travel, therefore they play online to compensate. This way they get both training and happiness of associating with chess.

3)    When two GMs are playing and one is younger than the other do you think age can be a decisive factor in the game?
If so, who will get the advantage?  The older person or the younger person?

Yelena : Of course, age difference is a very important factor. But it is not always decisive J It is clear, that if one is 20 years old and another is 55, then it can be decisive in favor of the younger. But also, not always! J Remember, a very good play of Karpov, Korchnoi, Beliavsky, Lasker, Botvinnik, etc after age of 50! We can only dream of such play!! J But of course, this question is very individual. It depends on players physical, psychological, chess level.

kingsnehashis:

1)    How can we play like a grand master?  What things should we be careful about of while playing?

Yelena : To play like a GM you need to have a specific chess talent, to work on chess and physical training a lot from an early age, to have very good trainers and if you are lucky, to have very good parents who will be traveling with you everywhere, support you in everything and have a good material basis. As for the second question, in our family there was no “being careful” about something in chess  It is impossible if you want to achieve very high results.

2)    Which openings are most advantageous?

Yelena : Any openings if you understand  them well .

RAGINGBULL:

1)    How can I best teach a 6 year old to play chess?

Yelena : It is very easy, if you are have a high chess level, are good psychologist, good children’s teacher and love your child very much. But if to talk about it in more detail, I could tell it in a course of some lectures. Many dozens of hours .

2)    How do you prepare for a match exactly?

Yelena : No active chess player will ever say how he prepares .

3)    How do you know what openings to play against any given opponent?

Yelena : It becomes clear after studying given opponent’s games.

4)    What’s your top 3 favorite openings? and why?

Yelena : Spanish, Scotch, French. I understand and feel them best. They are the most near to my character.

5)    What are your top 3 favorite defenses? and why?

Yelena : Sicilian, KID, Gruenfeld. I understand and feel them best. They are the most near to my character.

6)    Are online coaching courses any good? Do they really work?

Yelena : Of course! All my students improve very well. Their ELO climbs, they have many wins in tournaments, even against much higher rated opponents.

7)    Which past GM do you idolize and why?

Yelena : Fischer, Tal and Kasparov. Genius people, very hard workers, played on extremely fantastic level. Their style, ideas are very much to my liking. By the way, I heard from strong GMs sometimes that many my games resemble games of young Tal. For example, Dembo-Driamin, Castaneda-Dembo, Dembo-Chilingirova and many other games.

8)    How exactly do I get a FIDE rating?

Yelena : Please, check it out on
<http://www.fide.com> www.fide.com

9)    Do you play chess online?

Yelena : I played a lot of blitz years ago (bullet –
1 min per game and 2 min per game), but now I don’t have any time for it. I
have a huge amount of students.

10)    Which openings and style of play best suit blitz?

Yelena : Those you know best .

11)    What do increments mean in blitz?

Yelena : Additional second or minutes added after every move (can be any number).

12)    Do you know of any FIDE rules in blitz where a players clock runs to
zero and then
counts down from 5 seconds to zero again and this process repeats a few
times?

Yelena : No .

NZT-48:

1)    How many moves do you calculate ahead in a game? Depends on the
position.

Yelena : Can be from 2 to 15 .

2)    What is your greatest asset.. calculation or intuition?

Yelena : Both .

3)    At the age of 3 years and 9 months you became a rated chess player..
what was your rating then?

Yelena : I am sorry, but I am afraid you misunderstood  I
got a USSR chess grade – 4th.

 

puffin:

1)    Who have you played?  Polgar(s)? Kosteniuk? Kosintseva(s)? Pogonina?
Yifan? van Nies? etc? any male Masters?

Yelena : I never played van Nies, but I
played all the others. I have a positive score with Kosinsteva sisters, half
a year ago I drew Hou Yifan in China. But since all my life I play mostly in
male (Open tournaments) I won a huge amount of games vs male IMs and GMs.
For example, GMs Erenburg, Kritz, Lechtynsky, Malakhatko, Chatalbashev,
A.Zhigalko, etc.

2)    What was your greatest victory?

Yelena : It is difficult to choose one game
from very many.

 

EXTREMEoverCAST

1)    I have heard many players excuse using a database to make the best
move – In online chess play or
correspondence chess, do you feel it is fine to use a database to make
the best move possible?

Yelena : I think it is better to know the right move rather than try to understand or choose a move during the game .

2)    Some players who appear to make the best moves are most often accused
of using chess engines to play.
I have been accused of this and I saw a few searches of you being
accused of using an engine to play.
I do admit that I did not take the time to read them because you are not
the first, last, or only person
accused of this.  Would you like to comment on that as it is your Name
Brand being attacked by the
Brand Name Chess sites that make these accusations?

Yelena : No If the site doesn’t want to have me on it, it is its loss .

3)      You have authored numerous books.. where can we buy them and what
authors have inspired you ?

Yelena : The first two books I published myself you can
purchase directly from me via e-mail, four opening books you can buy
everywhere online – Amazon and many other sites. And I don’t need an
inspiration to write books,  I decided to write and did it .

http://www.amazon.com/Yelena-Dembo/e/B0034Q0YYE
https://twitter.com/#!/yelenadembo

http://yelenadembo.com/

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=36823&kpage=15

Best wishes,

Yelena

 

 

 

My Experience in ChessRex.Com

Birth of a Phoenix
“ChessRex.Com” the name itself is full of possibilities and promises which are beyond One’s imagination. In a surprising way I became member here. I play chess in four Good Chess Sites. One day in public chat of one of those sites, I saw a controversial Discussion (Better to say criticism) of ChessRex, then It was only ten weeks passed after the ChessRex was Born. Then I thought how could a site be so popular & topic of discussion in such a shorter period of time!! Then after some weeks I became member of ChessRex. I like the cover of ChessRex for its soberness which is really soothing to eyes. I have seen some covers of different sites full of advertisements and horrible colors and peculiar designs. The cover of ChessRex shows an excellent example how a chess site need to be & it also shows the taste of its designer. I like the feature of “Top ten players” appearance on the cover. But I also feel sorry for those members who can’t make it to the cover. So I feel, some way a rotation in appearance is necessary, if possible. So that no one can think of permanency. If space is not a problem then a feature can be included, top five most active Player’s. The activeness can be measured by most moves given by a player in a completed game in every 15days or 1 month. Oh my God…the inside of ChessRex.com is hundred times more “fantabullous” than the cover, crafted with brilliance. The Chat is so fantastic in appearance it’s almost Face Book like. Posting chess related Pictures, Videos & links are awesome (of course without spamming). The Collection of 3D Smiley is another great feature of this site & better than other sites. One can express any emotion with those. Another great experience is uploading an avatar (profile picture) it is so simple & easy here, takes only ten sec. This feature is so difficult in some sites that members have been continuing with theirs default pictures, month after month after the avatar change has been made. A member has to become member of another site & follow some difficult steps to upload an avatar there. Simplicity is always best. The blunt cornered windows adding more beauty to the appearance of this site. The message alert & game alert “Knights” are really nice looking. The Knights on this site are 50 years ahead of other sites’ designs.Chess knights have come out of their Donkey look. I believe that in case of Non rated games the score division under “Expected score” column is not really necessary, the space can be blank, so that players can see that the games are rated or not. The Flexibility in customization is another great part of this site, once admin helped me to change my profile name to my real name, I didn’t get this help in other sites…as that kind of helps is granted to premium members only. It’s good to see Administrate takes quick actions against any unwanted incidents, but sometime I see some player uses some words & phrases in pub chat which are unwanted in my point of view. I know it’s really difficult for Admin to keep eye on everything & also difficult for players to complain every time…as we are here to play. I’m really grateful to ChessRex and that I have some really good friends here. It’s a clean site till now, as I don’t see a Jungle of advertisement in lobby & board room area. Here we can find vast options of using nice sets of Pieces & board types. Another important thing is, as this site is still under construction the site administrator takes opinion from the members & discusses with possibilities, this is great. Newly added live game feature is fantastic, I can still enjoy this with my Dial up connection…ha ha..!! Bug is a real problem in this site due to it still being developed, some time clock doesn’t work properly & sometime one player can’t move but opponent moving two consecutive moves. I know Devel777 is trying everything to solve these problems, but still this irritates members. Some of my friends are not happy with the numbers of online players that frequent the site. I think, members need to have patience & to give time for this site to develop. Development & progress is not a magic trick. The best additional Part of ChessRex.com is our ChessRexClub in Face book…I enjoy it. Ernesto creates his master pieces & shares frequently, so that we can see what kind of involvement and effort is necessary to Create an Ultimate Chess Sites…!! We can see Ernesto’s excellent design & creativity in making different types of chess pieces & other things. This I have never seen from an owner in any other site. When you witness the gradual progress of a site you are bound to fall in Love with that site, of course only when you realize it. It’s not only logging in..giving moves & logging off. Chess Rex has proven that living in the chess past is over…I hope it’s just the beginning….!! In future course of time there will be more surprises waiting for us & it will be continue….! Avijit Das -Calcutta, India

Chess Is Child’s Play

Chess Is Child’s Play

By Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick

 

 

Most people instinctively know that learning to play chess can increase creativity and imagination in all areas of life. But many don’t know how or why it does.

 

Imagination starts with a creative idea. Imagination grows when creative ideas are acted upon. Few people realize how creative they really are.

 

We find this with every child we teach. They didn’t realize how smart they are!

 

Chess breeds confidence. It brings clarity of thought.

 

A young chess player has lots of ideas and they learn to see creative patterns and sequences of the many possibilities that exist on the board in front of them.

 

Every move allows a player to bring more and more of their plans, decisions and strategies to life on a chess board.

 

Children learn regardless of whether they win or lose a game. The combination of creative ideas and organized thought is unique to chess. When a child understands the game they quite naturally are drawn to it. They gather around.  They each have ideas of their own.

 

They all come up with different types of plans.

 

It is very important to encourage imagination very early in life.

 

What does chess have to do with creative thinking? Everything!

 

Chess helps a child develop his or her imagination. After all we’re just looking at a board with 64 squares and a bunch of pieces that can move around in different ways until the players breathe life into their games.

 

As a person improves, each position on the board communicates more and more to the player. One starts recognizing familiar patterns and combinations, seeing how to build from them into new ideas. As these skills increase it becomes easier and easier to plan future attacks and predict outcomes.

 

The way to win a game of chess is to plan out a strategy and then follow it through until you have achieved your goal, anticipating and countering your opponent’s moves along the way. It all starts with your vision, your ability to imagine a goal.

 

Get good at this over the chessboard and you’ll be able to apply this to your life. Imagine what you want to achieve, regardless of how “impossible” it might be. Set your objective and take the necessary steps needed to make it happen. Barriers will pop up, but they won’t be a problem if you anticipate them and plan countermoves.

 

The possibilities are endless and are under your control. The worst thing you can do is push those dreams aside and do nothing to move them forward.

 

Chess drills players to routinely accomplish their goals, the ones they create that come from their imagination. Let’s teach our children early that it is good to dream and that those dreams can come true. If we do that we might just be looking at an unstoppable next generation!

 

*******

 

Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick wrote Chess Is Child’s Play, which teaches any parent, of any skill level, to teach any child, of any age, to play chess. This book is available on amazon.

The Nimzo-Larsen Reti (Introduction)

The Nimzo-Larsen Reti is the basis of a transposition that takes most often to an English alternative control center, improved. But it is flexible opening that fits the needs of the position, and offers a choice of effective response to the opposition. It can be played in different ways, and according to the choices and judgments of positions, one can find very easily in one English, one KIA or Catalan.

Diagram 1

A. Nf3 – d5 2. b3 – Bg4 3. Fb2 – Nf6 4. g3 – c6 5. Fg2 – Nbd7 6. 0-0 – e6 7. c4 – …
In this position the Nimzo-Larsen Reti is translated into English, Caro-Kann defense (A12) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Diagram 2

A. Nf3 – d5 2. b3 – Bf5 3. Fb2 – Nf6 4. e3 – e6 5. d3 – Bd6 6. Cbd2 – 0-0 7. Fe2 – Nbd7 8. c4 – …
In this position the Nimzo-Larsen Reti is transposed into Kings Indian Attack (A06) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagram 3

A. Nf3 – d5 2. b3 – Nf6 3. Fb2 – g6 4. c4 – c6 5. e3 – Bg7 6. Fe2 – 0-0 7. 0-0 – DA5
In this position the Nimzo-Larsen Reti is again transposed into English (A12) .

You will notice in the three diagrams, control boxes d4 and e5 . There is also a recurring challenge to the square d5 . The pawn structure is sound and does not easily dismantled in mid-game, which takes in a final serene in general.

Despite its apparent passivity is a very active stance based on the control of black squares and search of progressive weakening of the adversary. It is an opening that does not matera quickly, and does not offer a spectacular game. But it provides a strong position , a healthy pawn structure , play progressive and adaptive with a flexibility that expects and anticipates the opponent.

Herve Garnica
National Master

The LTD Chess Set

The Living The Dream chess set was derived from Hephaestus Knight and War Knight chess sets.
Created in 3D and rendered to fit the 2D board in platinum and gold it is one of the sweetest chess sets ChessRex.com offers. The LTD brand was created during development by Puffin, Higginator and EXTREME of ChessRex.com.

Chess960 Quotes

“Chess960 is healthy and good for your chess. If you get into it and not just move the pieces to achieve known positions it really improves your chess vision.”
— GM Levon Aronian http://chess960.net/

“Chess is better than sex”, Because there are more positions!”
–Prof. Eckhard Freise http://www.chesstigers.de/

“Chess960 or FRC (Fischer Random Chess) is 960 starting positions of forced tactical thinking. Chess960 has a different dynamic to it that frightens many players who do not like to be challenged on an even playing ground. The advantages are that any player can take a strong position regardless of his or her strength or skill level for openings in traditional chess.

Memorization gives a player great advantage when recognizing openings. Chess960 levels that advantage. In Random Chess the power structure of the pieces is not evenly spread out from the center to the sides as it is in Traditional Chess, So you are forced to find a center and play a tactical game.” — EOC

“Fischer Random Chess960 Starting position #144 …..tape stops before the ending …the higginator wins on time….lol…enjoy the ChessFun all the samesame!…” — Chessoutback At Higgiez

Live Chess at ChessRex.com

ChessRex.com’s Live Games feature is going live.
A Flip board option allows you to switch sides and get a better perspective of the game in progress. First, Prev, Next and Last buttons help you get into the action as you enjoy watching the match with out missing a single move. One click on the annotation will take you to that board configuration to analyze openings middle and end game strategies.

Hephaestus Knight

In Greek mythology ( Roman as Vulcan), HEPHAESTOS was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture. Hephaestus Knight was designed with the intent to imitate flames on the knights back. And the idea was to craft a gold and platinum chess set that was all luxury.

Chess960

Chess960 or FRC  (Fischer Random Chess)   is 960 starting positions of forced tactical thinking. Chess960 has a different dynamic to it that frightens many players who do not like to be challenged on an even playing ground. The advantages are that any player can take a strong position regardless of his or her strength or skill level for openings in traditional chess.

Memorization gives a player great advantage when recognizing openings. Chess960 levels that advantage. In Random Chess the power structure of the pieces is not evenly spread out from the center to the sides as it is in Traditional Chess, So you are forced to find a center and play a tactical game.

 

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