Fischer Folderol


#1 Sam_Chess8 (1804)

#2 RegicidalManiac (1560)

#3 kcarlin (1615)

TD: kcarlin Started on July 8, 2010 at 2:19 AM
Players: 50   Time Control: 10 days/move
Max Group Size: 10   Rating Range: 900-1600
# Advance: 2   Tie Breaks: No
Points Available: 437   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 50 Completed Games: 522 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 40 (80% of field) Games in Round 1: 450
Eliminated Round 2: 9 (18% of field) Games in Round 2: 72
Players Withdrawn: 2 (4%) # Timeouts: 97 (18%)
Remaining Players: 3 (6%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1198 Biggest Upset: 1033 defeats 1361


  • 4 years ago


    It was a very nice tournament. Thank you all for participating. See you in other occasions.

    Regards from Syria......

  • 4 years ago


    There is one game left, the outcome of that game will not change the standings. 

    Congratulations Sammer on your #1 finish.

    Thank you KCarlin for arranging this tournament. It was a lot of fun for me.

    Thank you to all of my opponents for the good matches that we had. Anytime that anyone would like to play 960 or regular chess I would be glad to play anyone!! Please drop me a challenge if you likeCool

  • 6 years ago


    960 is the number of possible starting positions in Fischer Chess based on a couple of constraints, such as the king being between the two rooks.  Also, castling is retained with the king and rook able to take their classical castled positions so long as there are no pieces or checks in the way.

    Bobby Fischer intended for it to take the bookishness and pregame preparation out of the opening.  I have found that each 960 opening position requires the player to develop a philosophy of how best to approach the opening from that configuration.  Given the unboundedness of the Internet I suspect the whole 960 will have "book" treatment any time now.

  • 6 years ago


    Chess 960 or Fischer Random Chess is designed to eliminate the opening advantage by randomizing the back row.  I know I have to play a heck of a middle game because I'm not good at openings.  So a game that eliminates that advantage has my vote.

    But, I'm just learning this one as well.  Always wanted to play but could never find a venue for it.

  • 6 years ago


    Probably yes, if you haven't played a 960 game you will have a 1200 rating.  And, I've come to learn, 960 is when the pawns are placed as normal, but the pieces behind are placed randomly.  I think.

  • 6 years ago


    What exactly is 960?

  • 6 years ago


    Is this my 960 rating? why my rating is 1200?

  • 6 years ago


    Does anyone know why my rating is showing as 1200 on the tournament page?? Is this my "960" rating?

  • 6 years ago


    I have never played 960 and never played a tournament, so this should be fun.  Good luck all!

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