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Questions tagged [chess960]

Chess960 is a chess variant in which the positions of the pieces are decided by lot. The point of Chess960 is to stress understanding and calculation, not memorization.

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Chess 960: what is the optimal arrangement? [closed]

Chess 960 is a version of chess where the pieces are arranged behind the row of pawns. The same random arrangement (with the constraints of the king being between the rooks, and the bishops being on ...
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Minimal number of moves before castling in 960 chess

As you know, in chess 960, in the initial position, the king lies between the two rooks. Here are also the rules for castling. The question is: For a starting position position P, let n(P) be the ...
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How to use dice to determine starting position in Fischer Random?

Using a set of Platonic dice (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron), what way of choosing the initial position in a game of Fischer Random Chess (Chess 960) uses the fewest ...
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Why isn't chess960 the standard?

Bobby Fischer said that standard chess is dead and I believe him. Current players rely too much on engine-moves and theory in the openings and quite far in the middle-game without any real ...
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King of Chess 960

As you know, in Chess960, the first and eighth rows are symmetric and consist of the normal pieces which have be permuted. The only constraints are that the King is between the two Rooks and the ...
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Chess960 or Chess959?

Once in 960 times, chess960 should just be the same as regular chess. Are there any known instances of this? Or is this selection automatically excluded and they just roll the dice again? So is it ...
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On 1.e4, Fischer and opening theory

2 dumb/challenging conventional wisdom questions: Why would anyone play 1.e4? How is Fischer's saying that 1.e4 is best by test consistent with his saying that 'chess is dead'? (Quotes below) On ...
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Chess960 tips and strategies

I have recently stared to play chess variants, and I want become better at them. Are there any strategies for chess960 given that the piece placement is random each time?
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Winning percentage in chess 960

How does the winning percentage (white win/draw/black win) in chess 960 (Fischer random) compare to that of regular chess? Are there more white wins, fewer draws,...?
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Is Chess960 a desirable alternative to classical chess? [closed]

Considering the great depth to which most opening lines have been analyzed by computers now, requiring a voluminous memory to compete successfully at the highest levels, is substituting the variant ...
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Who is best at Fischer Random chess, humans or engines?

I know that the old good question about engines vs humans has been asked multiple times, e. g. here. But what about random chess (aka Fischer chess or chess960)? Can humanity feel confortable about ...
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Chess960 human database?

Is there a database for the different starting positions of Chess960? I would like it to have only human played games, because it it was for engines, I'd have lots of computer chess games.
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Chess960 vs. Chess480 castling moves? Which is better?

In the chess variants Chess960 (aka Fischer Random Chess) and Chess480 the castling moves are radically different. Do the castling rules in Chess960 favor established FIDE Chess players more than ...
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Is there a formula that converts a number from 0 to 959 to a corresponding chess960 position?

I am looking into a website with starting positions for chess960. 000 BBQNNRKR 001 BQNBNRKR 002 BQNNRBKR 003 BQNNRKRB 004 QBBNNRKR 005 QNBBNRKR ... 959 RKRNNQBB So there is a table that converts any ...
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Starting positions in Chess960 where black is definitely worse

In article in wiki about chess960, it is stated that: It has been argued that two games should be played from each starting position, with players alternating as White and Black, since some ...
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Where can I download (or buy) a database of Chess960 games?

Where can I download (or buy) a database of Chess960 games? Or at least find games from the major Chess960 tournaments? edit: If some is interested here are games I managed to find in internet.
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What are the basic principles to play chess960?

I heard about a popular chess variant called Chess960, which uses randomized home ranks for the pieces. Which are the basic principles we can adapt there in Chess960?
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What are the best scoring openings in chess 960

I don't play chess 960, or Fischer's chess. I've seen a lecture or two about it, but I was never interested. Last week I was a bit bored so I decided to participate in a chess tournament on chess.com....
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Where can I find mobile software for Fischer random chess?

Fischer had a chess variation (chess960) but I cannot find any mobile app to play it. Does anyone knows where I can get the best software (if possible free or cheap) to play it?
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What other games or chess variants are useful to improve your chess skills?

I know about Chess960, and you can play that online at lichess.org. Furthermore, I like playing Go as well. But are there any good variants and other ways to train that you use, and you know to work ...