There’s an Indiegogo project running at the moment to produce some nice looking dice used to generate a chess960 position. Check it out here, seems like a fun, low-tech, and portable way of generating positions.
Here are all the games from the 2018 Nakamura – Carlsen 960WCC match in PGN format.
The event was high quality with mainstream Norwegian media coverage: Continue reading “960WCC Match Games: Nakamura vs Carlsen (2018)”
After a nearly decade long hiatus, the Chess960 World Championship is back! From February 9th to 13th this year, Magnus Carlsen will challenge Hikaru Nakamura for the unofficial title at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre in Norway. Details are available at frchess.com, and there is also an interesting article there which explains a bit of the history and motivation for the match.
Magnus has an excellent score against Hikaru in classical chess, although I expect Hikaru to have a lot more experience in chess960. Whatever the result, it’s going to be very interesting!
ChessX now has chess960 support. I haven’t tested it extensively, but it looks good (Edit -> Setup Position -> Chess960). ChessX is my preferred chess database program, it’s a bit like scid (Scid vs PC / ChessDB) but simplified, nicer looking (uses Qt5), and supports 960 🙂
The new version does X-FEN too (when it’s necessary, although it’s rarely needed). Very nice!
I had to update this site because it was running some ancient version of Joomla.
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