Chess960

What is Chess960?

Chess960 (also called FischerRandom) is just like regular chess... except that the starting position is shuffled to include 960 different possible positions! So you can throw out your opening book - but keep your opening principles! You play the same, but you just have different placement of piece...

How do I create a Chess960 game?

From your homepage, click on the right-side menu where it says Online Chess, then once on this page, look again to the right-side menu and click where it says Start New Game: http://www.chess.com/echess/create_game.html Near the top of the form, where it says 'Start a new chess game ....

How do I castle in a Chess960 game?

The most important thing to remember about castling in a 960 game is that the King and Rook end up on exactly the same squares as they would in a standard game: Castling king-side (0-0) results in the King on the g-file and the Rook on the f-file; likewise, castling queen-side (0-0-0) leav...