Does anyone have any information about upcoming Chess 960 tournaments at the top level (i.e. GMs and IMs)? Even links to/information about past, major tournaments would be appreciated. I recently learned about Chess 960, and find it quite fascinating. I am also of the opinion that it would be more interesting to follow/study than regular chess early on in the game (since opening theory in regular chess goes as far as 25-30 moves in some openings), and beautiful novelties such as Aronian-Anand, 2013 can be prepared at home.

  • I can't figure out what 960 has to do with the game to which you linked, but that game was indeed eyebrow-lifting. Anand offered a bishop, a knight, and a rook, some for multiple moves.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 13:39
  • I don't think anyone objects to 'beautiful novelties prepared at home'. The issue is the draw rate at the master level.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 13:40
  • I'm not objecting to home prep. The beauty still remains. And I linked the wiki page about chess 960, because I felt that it would be wrong to assume that everyone here would know what it is. Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 2:49
  • To all those who voted to close this, note that chess 960 is the most popular chess variant, and is played by many super GMs, so I don't think my request to obtain a resource to look at these games is unreasonable. Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 7:00
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    This is a Q&A site. After a few months, the proper answers for your post would be in the past. That makes it "too localized" for this site. Good sentiment, wrong site.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 12:53

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2nd Chess 960 World cup to be played on Feb 15th,2013. The winner qualified as World Championship Candidates. This link shows the schedule for the 3rd and 4th Chess 960 World cup.

Chess960 news from the US CHess federation website. Talks of past and current events.

Here is information about a past international FiNet Chess 960 open which was won by Alexander Grischuk of Russia.

Chess960 World Rapid Chess Championship
Nakamura simply won the first three games to become new World Champion – in a very convincing manner. Link also has games information and pictures as well. This is his website which has the blog and twitter account which can hopefully guide you to what events he participated in the past as well as plans to.

Chess960 World League 2012 by Chess.com
Team Armenia won this. Here is more information

Here is the Chess960 World League 2013 Information

Additionally searching on Chessbase.com would yield more news of past championships. chess960frc.blogspot.com is a specific blog on Chess960.


And now in 2021 obviously there's

FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship 2019


Chess 9LX


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