Chess960: The Best Chess for Success! #1

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Welcome to the Tournament!

Posted by kokino on 3/24/10 at 6:20 AM

Dear participants,


First of all, a warm welcome to all players and thanks for your participation. I hope you all enjoy the tournament and your corresponding chess960 games.


As promised, I will post a quick chess960 guideline for all of you who are just starting on this chess variant.


- Take your time on the opening and first moves, as they are esential for a good game development.

On the Opening in Chess960 (FRC)

- You must learn how to castle before start playing as it will condicionate your plans and game strategies.

Rules for Castling in Chess960


Besides, you might want to go further and learn more about this chess variant, therefore I recommend you to surf our group forum:

stuck thread Chess960 RandomChess Forum Index


Finally, you can check on the thread corresponding to the Starting Position used in all the games of this tournament:



Feel free to participate actively of that thread, posting your games, analysis and personal opinion about this SP.






PS. You are all kindly invited to join our group especifically devoted to this chess variant:


(click on the logo to join inmediately)


#1 1st Place orue (1905)

#2 2nd Place Juzzy (1788)

#3 3rd Place gls10 (1758)

TD: kokino Started on March 23, 2010 at 6:06 PM
Players: 100   Time Control: 5 days/move
Max Group Size: 5   Rating Range: Open
# Advance: 2   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 494   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 100 Completed Games: 626 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 59 (59% of field) Games in Round 1: 400
Eliminated Round 2: 22 (22% of field) Games in Round 2: 152
Eliminated Round 3: 6 (6% of field) Games in Round 3: 44
Eliminated Round 4: 3 (3% of field) Games in Round 4: 18
Eliminated Round 5: 4 (4% of field) Games in Round 5: 12
Players Withdrawn: 11 (11%) # Timeouts: 186 (29%)
Remaining Players: 8 (8%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1311 Biggest Upset: 1136 defeats 1435

Welcome to Chess960: The Best Chess For Success! Tournament #1


It is meant to introduce all players to the most exciting Chess Variant defined by one of the Best Chess Players ever:

Chess960 (a.k.a. Fischer Random Chess or simply FRC)


If you are an experienced "Orthodox Chess" player and you want to 'take a break' studying theory lines, or you like simply testing your positional creativity and tactical talent, then this is your tournament!

(Devoted Chess960  players are welcome to participate too! Wink)

Before we start, I will post information about how to play, specific rules and further details for the assigned random Starting Position*.



Let's play Chess960 and above all: HAVE FUN!



This tournament is brought to you by:



The most complete Chess960 resources on the net!


You can visit us here: Chess960 RandomChess


  • 7 years ago


    For this tournament, the 2 first players of each group will go to the next round.

    Every round we will have groups of 5 players and the 2 best will go to the next round again, until the last round with a single group of players.

    You can find detailed information here:

    If you still had any questions please let me know.

  • 7 years ago


    Sorry, i want to ask something to kokino : The first in group is qualified? Can you explain me the procedure,please ?

  • 7 years ago


    just started a few weeks ago im still learning all the online rules and new types of gameplay so good luck and heres to great games for all

  • 7 years ago


    For this tournament, the system still considered the Classic Chess rating instead of Chess960 rating for seeding the groups. Hopefully it will be fixed for the next tournament. staff inform they have changed it.

  • 7 years ago


    yup good luck!

  • 7 years ago


    Well, it seems that we are going to get enough players before the tournament starts.

    thanks to all for your participation and contribution!

  • 7 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    Good luck everyone!

  • 7 years ago


    good luck to all players!!!

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