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Things From Another World
Puzzle Master
by (Public Domain), (Unpublished) (1996)
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Playing Time
10 minutes to 3 hours
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Designers
  • Bobby Fischer
  • Mechanisms
  • Grid Movement
  • Static Capture
  • Square Grid
  • Pattern Movement
  • Family
  • Chess Games
  • Combinatorial
  • Player Count: Two Player Only Games
  • Rating: 7.63/10 from 93 users


    Like the standard game of chess, but the pieces behind the pawns on the white side are arranged at random, with the proviso that bishops must end up on opposite colors, and the king dwell somewhere between the two rooks. The black pieces are lined up to mirror the white.

    This results in 960 different possible positions, hence the name Chess960.

    The game was proposed by Grand Master and former World Champion Bobby Fischer, to remove the need to memorize openings. He originally called Fischerandom, and later changed the name to Fischer Random Chess, which is also frequently used. The name Chess960 was invented by a FIDE committee and is now the official one.

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