Saturday, March 19, 2011

Campaign for Chess Opening Diversity

Does the Open Encyclopedia of Chess Openings not have coverage of the chess opening that you are looking for?

Join today and help us with our new Campaign for Chess Opening Diversity!

Please help us as we launch a new campaign to expand the number of openings which are covered within the Open Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (OECO). Greater opening diversity, we hope, will increase the value of the OECO for the chess community at large.

Currently the OECO only addresses a relatively narrow set of chess openings albeit in considerable detail. In the coming months, we hope to expand that number to include most commonly played openings.

We encourage all current members of the OECO community as well as any chess player who is thinking about joining to consider adding a few wiki pages about an opening which has yet to be given any coverage.

Membership is free. 

The triumph of the analytical movement, which formed in the '30's and '40's, was precisely what earned the Soviet masters the acclaim of chessplayers the world over. Unfortunately, it must also be noted that, for today's chessmasters, the watchword is practicality. - Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik