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Chess 960

The well known world champion chess Bobby Fischer proposed a chess variant, where one plays with different setups of the pieces at start. The game is frequently called Fischer Random Chess, but, as there are precisely 960 different setups possible, was named Chess 960 by Fischer. More information on the game can be found under its different name on the Chess Variant Pages website.

Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: Januari 1, 2012.