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The first time I joined this website, I was indeed excited to meet a new world of chess but then, while discovering things in this website, I found out a type of chess game called Chess 960...... So I got curious and checked it out. It was chess indeed but all pieces were topsy turvy, both sides has strong weak points which can make a new player learning chess get confused.... In my opinion, it's no point in making such game that doesn't help anyone improve their skills on the main game itself.
I'm asking you people to put your own opinions (wether is contrary to it or your with it) to help me understand why there is such game as Chess 960.
pawn structure, endgame practice, middlegame, tactics, position, and flexibility.
+1 to flexibility.
It's different. In traditional chess, opening theory is deep. Higher rated players will toss out a dozen book moves-memorised variations-before they actually have to think about the position and decide upon a move themselves.
Chess960 skips this opening phase-you must think for yourself from move one. It also brings interesting positions which don't appear in traditional chess.
I guess it can help people tactically, and also to truly master the opening principles and not be dependent on book theory. But the point of Chess960 isn't to be a training tool for traditional chess, it's supposed to be a fun game in it's own right. After all, the ultimate purpose of chess isn't improvement, but entertainment.
chess960 is necessary because traditional chess is broken.I play chess in a league,I'm stopping at the end of the season.There is so much opening theory that practical players mostly have a repertoire they stick to,and it's never the interesting stuff...same old same old.
Fischer was actually "mad" at how chess was going. He actually calculated that in a long time from now, Chess in itself will be refuted. He was mad at people memorizing openings. I believe he even said "Soon Chess will be less thinking and more memorizing...".
Hence, Chess960 was born. This refutes the advantage of someone who has studied hours and hours of opening theory. It is indeed pure thinking, and not memorizing.
Here's a cool 960 tournament:
I find 960 makes you think about the position of the pieces from the outset, and how the movement and abilities of each piece is best applied in a game. 960 still seems to let you use basic stategies that are found in regular chess if you study the positions of the pieces on the back line, for example, attacking with a bishop or queen where there is a rook and knight but no protecting bishop/queen.
It definitely makes you think outside the box a bit more than regular chess if you have gotten used to regular layout. I find the opening game somewhat boring in regular chess because it is usually the same thing to a degree. And i'm not even a skilled player!
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