[Retros] rights & ocassions / Tom, are you there?

raosorio at fibertel.com.ar raosorio at fibertel.com.ar
Sun May 4 17:54:45 EDT 2014

Hi friends,

Joost wrote,
To avoid a lot of repetition of arguments pro and con: See also MatPlus:


Thanks Joost for this useful indication.

Many viewpoints can be found there, and this indeed avoid repetitions.
But let's say there is nothing conclusive. Viewpoints.

The challenge here is if we succeed in finding something new, creative or, at least, interesting.

I'm not in fact interested in the FIDE rules as such. There is an argentine guy, Sergio Orce,
who is a deep thinker, well trained in any type of systemic set of rules or similar.
An old guy, very well educated in System Analysis from the 60's. He worked many years for
the Organization of American States. He's living in Paris, and misteriosly / eventually in
Buenos Aires from time to time. I never know when.

We composed from time to time some "monstering" problems based on provocative borders of
the rules. We do like to do this.

He used to say that the guys who wrote the Laws of Chess were a group of friends that went
to a good restaurant, had a beatiful lunch plenty of red wine and, after that said,
"Hey friends!, let's write the Laws of Chess!

Joking about the many unconsistencies and ambiguities included in the laws (some years ago).
Some of these have been solved, but it is clear that we are imbedded in the "landscape syntom"':
no matter how much we walk, it is always the same far away.

I am in fact interested in finding the holes, which provide the opportunities for provocative schemes.

I am convinced that, from the compositional point of view, "the richest the best" (if something is not
clear, use its most interesting interpretation).

Wouldn't this what a lawyer do defending a case?

I remeber a Tom Volet's message, many years ago, stating something similar.

Tom, where are you? you would be very wellcome inserting here some "anarchist" paragraph.


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