We are glad to announce that on September 23, 2011 VIII memorial of the former world chess champion, T. T. Petrosian. Before the competition in the auditorium of the institut held a press conference on the theme of “Manifest 960. Chess in a new reality”. The authors of the Manifesto, Rafael Vaganian and Yuri Hayrapetian, kindly provided it to us for publication on the website. The name of the manifest intriguing and questions the authors raise very relevant. We offer you to familiarize yourself with him below and share your opinion.
“Chess! said Ostap.
– Do you know what is chess?
They move for the first time
They move forward not only culture,
but the economy!”
Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov
“The twelve chairs”
“Manifesto 960. Chess in a new reality”
1.The cause of the manifest objective crisis of chess;
2.The way out of the crisis;
3.Prospects of development of chess. Chess in the new environment.
The manifest expression of a certain group of people their opinion.
1.The cause of the manifest objective crisis of chess.
The world is evolving and changing at an incredible rate! Because of this, humanity to open new vistas. But the age of information technology also brings with it a greater threat lies in obscurity and neglect of centuries-old cultural traditions. In this regard, and chess, unfortunately, lose their relevance and importance, unfairly giving the place of honor other sports. The aim of our Manifesto is a call to all who care about the future of chess, to preserve the significance of this sport and its further development. If our generation with indifference would react to this issue and will not be able to protect the chess from the destructive influence of the surrounding reality, there is a high probability that the centuries-old chess culture will be lost to future generations. Thus, we encourage all who are not indifferent to the above formulated problem, to join our Manifesto.
To understand the objective crisis in chess or is it nonsense, it is necessary to consider this issue from two sides: the actual chess and economic.
1.The chess side of the issue. From the chess point of view, this sport (if we consider it only from a sporting point of view) undergoes the following stages of the crisis:
– “The crisis of elite level: In elite competition, lack of entertainment, a very large number of games end by draw, and not …