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Jose Carrillo User ID: j_carrillo_vii
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I live in Ontario, Canada. I learned how to play Orthodox Chess in Puerto Rico in 1977.
After growing tired of studying Chess Openings, I finally decided to start playing Chess Variants in 2004.
I first got interested in Fischer Random Chess after reading an article on setting up Fischerandom starting positions in the March 2004 issue of USCF' Chess Life magazine.
4 years later, while on vacation in Puerto Rico on February 9, 2008 (playing FRC with some friends) I was introduced to the 9x9 Puertorican chess variant: "Modern Chess"; created by Gabriel Maura in 1968.
I made a Game Courier preset for Modern Chess, and in March of 2008, I created by first ever chess variant: Modern Random Chess (MRC), based on a merge of concepts from Maura's Modern Chess and Fischer Random Chess.