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. We hope to end up with a lot of exciting games!! Don’t worry if you’ve never played before. It is much like regular chess.
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…