Sunday, August 28, 2011

.....And Now For Something Completely Different

This Tuesday at the Boylston Chess Club, we will have our first ever Chess 960 tournament. What is Chess 960, you ask? Chess 960, also called Fischer Random and a variety of other names, is a chess variant in which the pieces (not including pawns) are set up in random arragements along the 1st and 8th ranks, with white mirroring black. For more details, you can check out more about the game on the wikipedia article at

It is an exciting game which encourages creative and tactical thinking, and is known to strengthen traditional chess play. Entry fee will be $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and about 60% of the entry should go to prizes. The format will be five rounds of G/15, pending turnout. Registration begins at 6:15 P.M, and ends at 7:00. After that, we will have a brief overview of the rules followed by the tournament itself, which should be over before 10:00. We hope you will join us for this exciting event!


Brian Salomon said...

How did it go?? I play lots of 960 on FICS and would have loved to play had I seen this earlier!


Rihel said...


We will have more C960 on Tuesday nights.