Who plays Chess960?
“Chess960 is healthy and good for your chess. If you get into it and not just move the pieces to achieve known positions it really improves your chess vision.” – GM Levon Aronian (2800+ FIDE)
Chess 960 has been attracting many of the biggest names in chess in recent years including players such as Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Peter Léko, Michael Adams, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and more. Even during Fischer’s hayday of the 1960s and 1970s many top players were already worried that chess was becoming a game based on rote memorization. Today with the addition of computers into chess the problem is worse then ever. Chess 960 provides a welcome relief for top players to take a break from their intense opening preparation at tournaments to enjoy the reason they fell in love with the game in the first place, to prove their strategical, analytical and intellectual superiority over a simple, yet beautifully balanced game.
Stay Tuned for more Articles on Chess960:
I’ve received plenty of e-mails of people asking me to do a Chess960 series so expect many more articles and videos in the coming days and weeks. We’re going to cover many exciting live 960 blitz games do tons of instructional Chess960 videos and release many articles on Chess 960 strategies and tips. Stay Tuned!