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Fri, 12 July


Fradgley Hall CC

Burleigh Chess 960/Fischer Random Night 2024

Fischer random chess, also known as Chess 960, is a variation of the game of chess invented by the former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer.

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Burleigh Chess 960/Fischer Random Night 2024
Burleigh Chess 960/Fischer Random Night 2024

Time & Location

12 July 2024, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Fradgley Hall CC, 14 Ocean Street, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

About the event

A fun night of playing a Fischer Random/ Chess 960 tournament.

Chess960, or Fischer Random, is a variant invented by the late World Champion Bobby Fischer. The rules of the game are the same as standard chess, but in an effort to reduce the impact of opening theory, the pieces have been randomly shuffled on each player's back rank.

The starting position for Fischer random chess must meet the following rules:

  • White pawns are placed on their orthodox home squares.
  • All remaining white pieces are placed on the first rank.
  • The white king is placed somewhere between the two white rooks.
  • The white bishops are placed on opposite-colored squares.
  • The black pieces are placed equal-and-opposite to the white pieces. For example, if white's king is placed on b1, then black's king is placed on b8.

Note that the king never starts on file a or h, because there has to be room for a rook.

If you have never played before, don't worry, we will teach you.

Fischer Random /Chess 960

Time Control: 10 minutes + 0 seconds

Modest prize pool based on entries

$15 Non-Members

$10 Members (Discount Applied at Checkout Automatically if Logged In)

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