Our theme game this week will be "960 Chess" also known as "Fischer Random Chess". Players will be given a random starting position in which the pieces on the back rank will be shuffled. This chess variant was advocated by World Champion Bobby Fischer. The purpose was for players to have to rely on their talent and creativity as opposed to just memorizing opening lines. This will be something new for all of us and we hope to end up with a lot of exciting games!!
Following our 960 game, we will play 3 rounds of normal (quick) chess (rated and unrated).
Below is a primer on 960 chess from youtube.
Example starting position from a 960 game…