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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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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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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 ...
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Major Chess 960 tournaments?

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 ...
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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....