11770 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
What is Chess960?
Chess960 (also called FischerRandom) is just like regular chess... except that the starting position is shuffled to include 960 different possible positions! So you can throw out your opening book, but keep your opening principles. You play the same, but you just have different placement of pieces on the starting row.
The only change in rules is that castling is funky - when you castle, the king/rook end up in the same position as when they castle in regular chess (king on g-file and rook on f-file for kingside, king on c-file and rook on d-file for queenside).
The 960 comes from the number of different possible starting positions where there is a rook on each side of the king and where there are bishops of opposite color.
To start a 960 game, go here: http://www.chess.com/echess/create_game.html and under Advanced Options choose Type: Chess960. Or, find a game here: -> http://www.chess.com/echess/open_invites.html
(For more info, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess960 )
I started a game of chess960 and got up to move 9 but after tring to play the move 9...kb8 a failure page appears.
This is the game: http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=22994234
Can you try and fix the bug.
(I am using Windows XP and Firefox3.5)
im glad chess.com got chess 960. thank you
I was playing my first game in chess 960 and after my opponent made his 15th move a second king magically appeared on my back rank. I couldn't move it but I couldn't move any pieces onto that square.
I 'm not sure if I like 960 chess setup, we'll see later.
Question -- just started a game. Inside the game (on the playing screen) my opponent and I are both listed as 1200, as we are both virgins to Chess960 that is good. Seems as if our ratings will be kept distinct from our Online games.... but... the game is still listed on my Online Games page and on that page my opponent and I show our same online chess ratings.
So... how do ratings work for Chess960? Are they kept separate or not, from Online?
As far as I can tell they are seperate Bajoran_Moon.
Look at this guys profile:
Is that what you were wondering?
Ah great -- I see how it works now -- thanks!
Will there be 960 Team Matches and Vote Chess eventually do you think? I see there are already tournaments going... but for the groups, it'd be interesteing. I just tried to see if I could set something up for one of the groups I admin and not yet possible.
I'm in a match right now. It's fun
This is a great variation on standard chess. You will like it, I do. There are otb tournaments and a world champion for this variation. Years ago, I played a variation of this variation which was called transactional chess. In that game both back ranks were scambled differently from each other. That meant that games had to be played as doublets against each opponent. Both players played one game as white and one game as black. That was a blast!
Watch your backrank.
Can you tell me which of your teams set up the match? I'd like to message your team Admin and ask how s/he set it up.
lol -- I'm learning that lesson the hard way already
Regular chess is still good for me
Of course it is, but this makes you think about your opening moves. Very tactical.
I hate chess 960. Different people different taste. I hate to the hilt.
that is chess 960
Thank you for this :)
I think it's nice for a change. The only annoying thing can be to get your bishops developed.
Yes, after only playing part of two games, I can see that is problematic. I also gather that all of the old rules (avoid knights on the rim, don't bring Queen out early, castle a.s.a.p., etc) may not necessarily hold the same weight as in standard chess. Already I have seen (mostly in my opponent's stronger play, not only in my own) that an early Queen development, for instance, can be beneficial, especially as it can help tie down your opponent's pieces (bishops esp) to their back rank... and depending on where the knights are at the initial set up, developing a knight on the rim may well be the right move.... I'm finding the interplay between following all the old rules of thumb and needing to be creative and open very entertaining!
Game explorer does not seem to work with it though
tongue in cheek
I'm finding gaining (or losing) tempos key in the opening as are the threats of spoiling castling. I have I think four games on the go. I'm really enjoying them. :)
Which is the best opening
by chyss a few minutes ago
5/27/2015 - Condemned
by Spirititan 3 minutes ago
What the f*** do u call a draw
by Omega_Doom 3 minutes ago
My first win against a NM!
by VyboR 9 minutes ago
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
by intensetbug 11 minutes ago
999 & 1 Things to Do If Online Opponent Suddenly walks into Your Room
by egoole 14 minutes ago
Who taught you chess? When did you first start playing?
by egoole 49 minutes ago
USCF OTB Rated Game
by notmtwain 58 minutes ago
My road from 1200 to 2100 in less than 2 years
by ponz111 62 minutes ago
default time control - please bring back 5|2
by Firethorn15 72 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!