DonChipriani
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Chess always had a special place in my heart. And now Chess960. Thank you Bobby for coming up with Chess960 (a.k.a. Fisherandom) - you truly saved chess.

I completely understand and agree with Bobby Fisher's point of view vis-a-vis of the standard game of chess. (see the quotes bellow). I had painfully come to the very same conclusion beforehand, so discovering Chess960 was a Saving Grace moment. I have no doubt Chess 960 is truly the future of chess.

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider Chess960: 

- you want to liberate yourself from spending all your like trying to memorize the computer solved openings

- you'd rather enjoy playing a chess game where if feels like a true challenge of coming with creative moves instead of trying to recollect from memory the book moves

- you'd rather spend your time improving your chess tactics and strategy

"I love chess, and I didn't invent Fischerandom chess to destroy chess. I invented Fischerandom chess to keep chess going. Because I consider the old chess is dying, or really it's dead. A lot of people have come up with other rules of chess-type games, with 10x8 boards, new pieces, and all kinds of things. I'm really not interested in that. I want to keep the old chess flavour. I want to keep the old chess game. But just making a change so the starting positions are mixed, so it's not degenerated down to memorization and prearrangement like it is today." -- Bobby Fischer 

“I don’t play chess anymore, I play Fischer Random. It is a much better game, more challenge. Chess is a dead game, it is played out. Fischer Random is a version of chess that I developed or invented, you could say, where you shuffle the back row of the pieces, not the pawns. Each side has an identical shuffle, so that everything is symmetrical, just like in the old chess. There are just a couple of rules: one rook has to be to the left of the king, one has to be to the right of the king, one bishop has to be on a light-colored square, and one on a dark-colored square. That’s basically it. You can learn the rules in two minutes. It’s a great game, and can become the standard of chess.” -- Bobby Fischer Tokio (Japan) August 20, 2004