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Just looking to see if there are people interested in playing OTB 960.
As an organizer and director of small tournaments, I tried to include Chess960 sections, but never got the quota needed to play. (And the quota would have been 4. I never made it to 3.)
I've never actually tried 960 (I know, shame on me) but I was wondering how you choose the initial starting position OTB. Obviously the computer chooses for you online. Is the simplest solution the DGT 960 clock?
I prefer to start with only the pawns on the board and then start the clocks.
White then places a piece on the back rank and that is the first move of the game.
I also prefer allowing bishops on the same colour square in the initial setup.
Pocket-Kings; That's a nice system. Now when someone says, "you cheated", you can say, "no I didn't, my phone did".
There's a simple procedure using a standard (six sided) die.
First, place the light squared bishop. There are four spaced it can go. Roll a die, reroll five or six. Count from the left and put the bishop on that square. Repeat for the dark bishop. There are now six legal squares. Roll and place the queen. Now there are five. Roll and place the first knight, then the second knight. There are 3 squares left. Put the king in the center and the rooks on the remaining two squares.
Play Store has a free app called 960 generator which randomly shows all 960 positions shuffled
I wish there would be LIVE 960 on chess.com
Hello All. Count me in for OTB 960. 960 is all I ever play.
Hi Ahmed, sborg, Kojack, meadmaker,
I'm sending u all friend request & group request. I have not yet found a way to put a clock on these correspondence notated games. But the average game time for me has been lasting a few hours. 4 & 5 hours have been my longest games. Occasionally a game gets paused if a player has to step away from the board for a bit. But haven't had a game last longer than 2 days. & 90% of them are getting finished in one sitting. If u all would be so kind to join my Facebook group, Chess 960 OTB has been the best place so far for everyone to meet up & at anytime someone just asks if anyone wants to play, someone else accepts, & the game gets going. I'm sure we could prob play these games here on chess.com, I just haven't figured out how to send my opponent the generated starting position pic that they randomly choose. So really just where ever works best for yall to play is fine with me. My main concern is just gathering us all up somewhere so an opponent is never far away when we wanna play.
Ok pretty sure I got everyone requests sent. If I missed something or something didnt go through please just search anywhere on here &/or Facebook
Chess 960 OTB
I'm going to get some sleep for a bit. Thank u guys for your support. It's gonna be fun!
Catch up with ya later.
You could send the starting position in an E-mail; i,e. Q/K/B/B/N/N/R/R I have a book, (that I haven't read yet), its; "Play Stronger Chess By Examining Chess 960". The author is, Gene Milener. Check out, CastleLong.com
@ cote, ok cool I'll keep an eye out for that. I definitely think 960 makes u a all around stronger chess player. Sending everything by email like u say could work too. What I'm really hoping to do is have enough players in a group to where if someone comes online & wants to play someone else will be online too at the same time & accept. To give it a very legit & authentic OTB feel. Sborg, it's not really a tournament, but a big enough group of players for the authentic OTB feel like I was mentioning to cote.
Scott im starting to feel as if 960 is stole my heart also...
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