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  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Aronian, Levon

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    Levon Aronian, born Oct 6, 1982, is a Grandmaster (2001) from Armenia.   He learned chess at the age of 9.  In 1994, he won the World Under-12 Chess Championship with an 8 out 9 score.  He won the 2002 World Junior Chess Champi... Read More »

  • Almasi, Zoltan

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    Zoltan Almasi, born Aug 29, 1976, was a Hungarian Grandmaster (1993) at the age of 17.  He has won the Hungarian championship six times.  In 2000 he was ranked #23 in the world.  In 1993, he won the World Junior Championsh... Read More »