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MatsW
20-10-2011, 02:07 AM
During training games, instead of wearing out your openings,
monotonously playing the same system over and over, you should try
"Relocation variants". Simply swap a piece or two before making the
first move. This means a thorough kill of all opening theory, but
strategically it's the same game. It's like breathing fresh air again.
Please read below article. There are also Zillions programs to download
where the diverse swapping methods have been implemented.

http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/relocationvariants.htm

M. Winther

Adamski
20-10-2011, 11:39 PM
Isn't this pretty close to Fischerandom chess - where the distribution of the pieces on white and black's first rank is "randomly" decided (wth qualifications like the 2 B's have to be on diffeent colour squares.

I have a book on ths by a now-dead Super-GM, Svetozar Gligoric. Shall we Play Fischerandom Chess?

(Thanks Steffan B.)

MichaelBaron
29-10-2011, 02:47 AM
Gligoric is alive. He lives in Belgrade..and even started composing music@!

kibitzer
05-11-2011, 03:14 PM
Gligoric is alive. He lives in Belgrade..and even started composing music@!


Sure beats decomposing :)

Denis_Jessop
05-11-2011, 04:12 PM
Sure beats decomposing :)

Take a bow Sir Thomas :)

But Michael has answered a question that occurred to me the other day. I saw Averbakh cited as the oldest living GM. I thought what about Gligoric? Just checked and A was born in 1922 and G in 1923.

DJ

Bonneville
07-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Isn't this pretty close to Fischerandom chess - where the distribution of the pieces on white and black's first rank is "randomly" decided (wth qualifications like the 2 B's have to be on diffeent colour squares.

I have a book on ths by a now-dead Super-GM, Svetozar Gligoric. Shall we Play Fischerandom Chess?

(Thanks Steffan B.)

It is very close to the same thing as Fischer random chess as far as I can tell.