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  1. 17 Mar '10 09:57
    will RHP be trying chess 960?
  2. 17 Mar '10 11:05
    Russ had a survey about this a little while back. Sadly (for me, anyway), it didn't look like there was a lot of interest in Chess960.
  3. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    17 Mar '10 11:45
    Why is it called Chess960? Not a very catchy name.
  4. 17 Mar '10 12:01
    Originally posted by peacedog
    Why is it called Chess960?
    Because as well as the standard opening position, there are 959 other ways the pieces can be arranged on the 1st rank.
  5. 17 Mar '10 12:30
    Originally posted by peacedog
    Why is it called Chess960? Not a very catchy name.
    Fischer Random is another name.
  6. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    17 Mar '10 12:42
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Fischer Random is another name.
    So FischerRandom and Chess960 are the same? I thought there was some subtle differances in the the rules regarding castling and the bishops, or am I thinking of another chess variant?
  7. 17 Mar '10 13:23
    Originally posted by peacedog
    So FischerRandom and Chess960 are the same? I thought there was some subtle differances in the the rules regarding castling and the bishops, or am I thinking of another chess variant?
    It's the same. Two names, same game.
  8. 17 Mar '10 17:38 / 1 edit
    wow I would love for chess960 to come here. So good for the tactical sense!
  9. 17 Mar '10 18:45
    Originally posted by peacedog
    So FischerRandom and Chess960 are the same? I thought there was some subtle differances in the the rules regarding castling and the bishops, or am I thinking of another chess variant?
    See the article at : -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess960
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    17 Mar '10 22:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by knightour
    will RHP be trying chess 960?
    You can play chess960 on RHP only its unrated.

    Start a new game.
    Choose "set up your own board"
    Select "Fischer Random Start"
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Mar '10 22:48
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You can play chess960 on RHP only its [b]unrated.

    Start a new game.
    Choose "set up your own board"
    Select "Fischer Random Start"[/b]
    Did they ever add support for castling?
  12. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    19 Mar '10 05:34
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Did they ever add support for castling?
    No. Have to resetup a board to compensate
  13. 19 Mar '10 06:40
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Did they ever add support for castling?
    If Russ rewrite the castling part of the chess rules routine to match Fischer Random castling, then this routine is usable in classic chess as well.

    But I'm not really so interested anymore. I was once, but now, no. If Fischer Random is implemented or not, I don't care. I will not play it.
  14. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    19 Mar '10 14:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Erekose
    Russ had a survey about this a little while back. Sadly (for me, anyway), it didn't look like there was a lot of interest in Chess960.
    ICC used to have a weekly tourn, maybe still does. I remember it struggled to fill week after week. It was only the enthusiasm of the tourn manager that kept it going. PopeJohn was the guys handle, I think, so maybe if he was THE PopeJohn the tourn died with him:-)

    I guess it will never be as popular as some would hope.
  15. 19 Mar '10 21:32
    Originally posted by peacedog
    ICC used to have a weekly tourn, maybe still does. I remember it struggled to fill week after week. It was only the enthusiasm of the tourn manager that kept it going. PopeJohn was the guys handle, I think, so maybe if he was THE PopeJohn the tourn died with him:-)

    I guess it will never be as popular as some would hope.
    What time control? I tried playing Chess960 on ICC at slow blitz (like 2 12 or something - you can often find a match there). I didn't enjoy it too much. It felt like I needed to play some slow games to get my bearings before I played blitz.