Some games in the Grandmaster Blitz Battle are 960

Feb 29, 2016, 9:33 PM |

"The first game of each time control will be Chess960."

This might've been pretty good anyway, given these participants, but 960 makes it important to we who think 960 is where chess should be headed.

For 960 to catch on, top players will have to buy in. This event is a start, but at these time controls, expect some ugly games. One of the leading GMs will have to play 960 in a classical fashion at a real time control — those will be the games that show Philidor, Steinitz, Lasker, and Reti were correct, no matter how the first rank is assembled.

These will be Carlsen's first published 960 games!

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