Chess960 World Championship Returns in 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, 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!