Embarking on Chess960
Embarking on Chess960...
To me Bobby Fischer is the best chess player this world has seen. Even though his chess was finally said to be "stuck in the 70s" (Kasparov), I regard his natural talent above everyone's else. His invention of Fischer Random (aka Chess960) speaks volumes about his approach to the game.
I encourage everyone to try Chess960. To me it really refreshed my view on the game. I think I am (modestly) talented in chess, but often find myself outplayed in real games over the board and online blitz games alike by openings I don't know all the traps and intricacies about. So sometimes even a one-trick-pony who I regard actually less talented than me manages to beat me. All this changes in 960.
Since decades - dating back to the times of Capablanca - there is talk about the "draw death of chess". I don't agree. But Chess960 could become a popular new way to make chess unpredictable and based in talent a lot more again. In any way, chess 960 could improve your play. It certainly does mine, I feel.
I present some of my 960 wins here that I can be proud of. Hope some of you stumple upon it and find it entertaining.