The Chess-Dilemma: From Player to Player
The contemporary rules of chess go back to the 15th century. Famous masters of chess have analyzed the sheer inexhaustible possibilities of the game during centuries. Openings, attacks and defenses have been named after them. (Marshall-attack, Grünfeld-Indisch, etc). Millions of matches have been described till the end.
Nowadays computers dominate the world of chess. The final victory of computer programs over any human opponent is a sad reality. This domination of the computer results in a decrease of the fascination of the game and a loss of players and public. Many towns – where 30 years ago – highly competitive town championships have been fought, do not even have one chess club although of course, the young generation with modern players like Magnus Carlsen, Sergej Karjakin or Wei Yi enrich the worldwide amateur scene of chess sports.
But what does the future look like?
Do we really want to stay with the trodden out paths of a Spanish match with a Berlin defense? Or do we want to direct the chess game in a new direction? To give it a new surrounding with a lot of new challenges which will present unknown possibilities?
We associate creativity, imagination and intelligence with the game of chess. Unfortunately, reality is different. Boredom, fixed routines and whole games memorized. Already in times of Capablanca, Lasker and Fischer, there was talk about new possibilities to enrich the game with new ideas.
Chess players with nearly the same strength experience more and more during their games, that the number of matches ending in remis, grows continually. Sports like tennis, soccer, field and track, etc. realize a continuous adaptation. It would be great, if the chess organizations would face the new challenges. This “new chess” SATEM CHESS provides this new challenge, especially for passionate chess players without blinkers.