Letter #55 - 2011
12/28/11 2:37:22 PM
From: Gerardo Cardona Velasco
A few years ago I
wrote to you about
this matter but the
idea by then was barely
conceived. At this
moment, it is fully
developed and I have
already tried that
FIDE review it and
rate it but I
haven't had an
answer. I would like
to know with your
help if I may be able
to get to them and
let them evaluate it.
The letter I sent them at that moment, read
In search of an official patent ©
WORLD CHESS FEDERATION
Bogotá, December 4, 2011
WORLD CHESS FEDERATION
It is an honor to address you to propose a new form of playing
Chess entitled Anti-symmetric Chess. Like the Bobby Fischer's
Chess960 proposed in 1996, I also pretend to present a new
classic game scheme which can compete against the computer
dominance and yet keeping intact the essence of this noble and
I like to know how or the proper way to
present this proposal in order to be analyzed by you and be
approved & certified for tournaments or to be played in Chess
websites through the internet.
This proposal has already been sent to the America Chess
about a month ago and I haven't received an answer from them yet
so I decided to write directly to you as the highest world
I will surely appreciate your kind reply and I look forward to hear
from you for directions to formally present my straightforward
Gerardo Cardona Velasco
C.C Nro 19.270.113 de Bogotá-Colombia
P.S: Excuse me for writing to you in Spanish language, but this
is my native tongue.
In the past, some players have tried to make some
changes or modify the rules of Chess with little luck. Jose
Capablanca, Robert Fischer, and maybe some other players have
tried it before but the moves or position of the pieces remain
nearly identical to those of the original creation.
The exception are the few known changes already implemented such
as the Queen's powerful movement, the long reach of the Bishops,
en-passant move, castling, and the initial two move Pawn move.
In your letter, you mention you're trying to secure "an
official patent" which it may be difficult to obtain because simple ideas or suggestions
are not patentable. An invention must be something real and
concrete, you can not obtain a patent simply for an idea.
We are posting your letter in our site and hopefully someone
could be interested in developing your idea and contact you.
Thank you for