I am not a Jesuit. Yet deep within my childhood soul, there is a Jesuit who will always be with me.
I believe that if we are to learn anything from Chess, it is that any new evolution of the game will already be a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered deep within its ever growing history.
What I mean by this is somewhat paradoxical.
On the one hand there are an infinite number of evolutionary possibilities for Chess, yet on the other, perhaps its only true evolution will be found deep within its own natural consciousness.
Whilst for centuries Scholars and Grandmasters alike have strived to evolve the game, it can be observed to have already evolved many times through the blossoming of its very own rules.
Thus, whilst my studies and essays about the next evolution of Chess focus on many concepts, for the most part, their primary focus has been to try and continue evolving the game without changing its Classical inventory.
This has always been a challenge and yet one I have always undertaken with the utmost passion, since in all truth it is a quietly shared belief amongst Chessicians, that whilst at first it may seem a paradox of suggestion, the next evolution of Chess will nevertheless maintain the sixty four square board.
Henceforth, the variant I am publishing here today is one such profundity of paradoxical resolution.
For an insight into why evolving Chess is actually a tremendous undertaking, you may also wish to read my other following selected articles and theoretical constructions.
An Understanding Of Mission Design
A Chessician’s in depth study of the mechanics of Chess and how these relate to an example evolution of the game.
The Game Of Chess & The Law Of The Folly
An early predecessor to Open_Sppej which investigates the numerous benefits of alternative piece setups.