Originally posted by Prometheus4096
Well, many tournaments use the same starting position for each level of the tournament. Donno the tourney's structure.
Essential is that no one knows beforehand which of the 960 positions are going to be played. If one opponent knows and the other doesn't then that one player can develop opening theory for that specific position, knowing that that o chess960 then have someone make sure each castling move is legal right when it's played.
Thank you, Prometheus4096, for good advices.
Perhaps I start every game in the same round from the same position. It makes it easier. The next round I'll change position.
I think that I will use 2x10 minutes or perhaps 2x15 thinking time so I can complete the tournament in the same evening without being to late home, some are young.
I plan to start the activity by a lecture of FischerRandom, as a tribute to Bobby himself, about him, the prehistory of FisherRandom and the actual creation of it, the meaning and benefits of it, and lastly, the rules.
As I see it, the castling rules will be most cumbersome. Yet so simple, but, when you are in the pressure to cope with the opening-line-less chess, to decide when to castle, and most important, how to castle. I think it is easy to forget the rules of it.
I use the name FisherRandom, because it has its connection to Bobby. Noone knows how Chess960 is pronounced. Is it "Chess nine hundered and sixty" or plain "Chess nine sixty" or "Chess nine six oh"?
Oh, and thank you, Coconut, for the link. With my chess figurine font I can just copy and paste it into word with an appropriate size and, voilà. Problem solved.