Fischer Random chess by Bobby Fischer – part 1 – chess960, fischerandom, interview, learn, rules

Please subscribe and visit us – http://www.FischerRandom.com Fischer Random, also called Chess960, Fischerandom, FR Chess and FRC, is a chess variant, invented by Bobby Fischer, in 1996. At present, Fischer Random is the most popular chess variant and there are even Grandmaster tournaments. The popularity is due, in part, to the game employing the same board, pieces and piece-movements as traditional chess.

The critical difference is, the starting position of the pieces along the players’ back rank is randomized. The random element renders the opportunity of obtaining an advantage through the memorization of opening moves unachievable, compelling players to rely instead on their talent and creativity. Fischer Random, which was based upon Shuffle Chess, retains full castling rights — resulting in 960 unique positions – hence, its common name – chess960.