The Law Of The Folly is described in detail and studied extensively throughout this blog. Yet whilst the articles contained here are comprehensive, there is one element of this new practise of Classical Chess which I have decided to publish only as a separate thesis, or to say, only as an accompanying element.
Granted this thesis is designed to be compatible and even a good spouse to Follying, but it is of course always up to the individual player what rules to employ in their gameplay.
This additional element to Follying, hereby known and referred to as The Wizard’s Dwelling, is indeed a fabulous work of Chess variantism. Yet it is important to mention that I have not created this element of the game to be compulsory within the rules.
For it does touch closely… with magic.
Nevertheless, as has always been the case with the evolution of Chess, throughout history controversial rules were invented which even today people maintain their reservations about.
These rules, such as En-Passant, Castling, Double Queens or various promotion enhancements, are no different to the concepts you are about to discover within The Wizard’s Dwelling, yet, these rules are today the standard of international competition Chess.
It would only therefore be prudent to consider the tremendous entertainment value of this well crafted wizardy you are about to read.
When I was in my twenties I started making minimalist ink sketches, with black ink on white canvas.
I still have a few in my collection, including a Certificate Of Sacred Art, awarded to me by Armando Farina, an Italian art instructor who happens to have known and even painted with Picasso.
The ink sketch which won the 1st place award is now lost somewhere amongst the art institution’s endless archives. However I can tell you it portrayed an eternal connundrum, of an artist drawing himself in an Italian park, drawing himself in an Italian park, drawing himself… etc.
Whilst I may never get that one particular picture back, here is one of the first drawings I ever made, titled ‘Egyptian Grandmaster’.