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    • 960 right- and left-handed Benonis are just chess

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    • Game #8: Chess960!

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    • The future of chess960 in the hands of chess518players

      Acceptance of the other 959 Schnargls is perhaps so far away that it'll never happen. I mean, I think climate change will turn the globe to dust before chessplayers will give up their 518-specific openings manuals. Nevertheless, scient... | Read More

    • Live 960 implemented in v.3 of web client

      Chess960 took a step toward full acceptance when the largest Internet chess server — chess dot com, with 11 million members — implemented real-time chess960 in version 3 of its web and Android clients. Until v.3, 960 play a... | Read More

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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 »