The first time I tried 960 chess was probably by mistake. It's an odd game if you're not aware of what it is or why it is. In fact, I didn't like it at first. Then a friend gave me the down low. It's a game invented by Bobby Fischer because he despised the fact chess openings had become so rote and memorized. So he invented 960Chess. A game where it is impossible to memorize openings and you have to depend on your ability to think and strategize on the fly. Now, that sounds interesting! The GameThe game has some basic set up rules so the nature of chess stays intact. 1 - The king has to be situated between the rooks to preserve the castling moves.2 - Bishops have to be set on different colors.3 - When castling, regardless of where the pieces are on setup they occupy the same squares they would in regular chess, i.e. when white castles kingside the king occupies B1 after the move. 4 - all normal rules of castling apply. So the rook and king can only do it on the first move, no moving through check, that sort of thing.5 - Only the back row is affected. The front row still has to be all pawns.It's called 960Chess because, believe it or not, there are 960 different ways you can set the pieces. That's why it is impossible to memorize all the opening variations for all those positions. Once I understood why the game exists I approached it with a different attitude. It's a challenge to see how well you adjust your thinking to the facts on the ground. Unfortunately, I suck at it. But that's what makes it fun. My computer rating is about 1300 for normal chess but my 960Chess rating is under 900. I play on Chess.com under the username "george_robbins" so if you want to join in just come and find me and let's play a game. I am always ready whether its 960 or "normal" chess I enjoy the challenge.Let me know if you have played any weird variations of note. Especially if they help you develop your regular chess game.
Aceh's traditional process in the past at the risk of chess in the Aceh Cultural Week at the Aceh Museum.Aceh Chess is familiar with the people of old, usually in Bale-Bale, places of recitation, musala, and patrol posts. Usually done at rest while waiting for prayer time.Aceh Chess is processed by a small board with a number of children ranging from 28, 81 and 100. While the material used as a chess child is from stone. For the large size is named Rimung (tiger), and the pawn or small stone is the Goat.People's Game Coordinator Suhirman explained, Aceh chess was different from chess played in general. Only on a small board that has carved like a chess form then fight or clean with oddity."Playing this Aceh chess we kill players with odd systems, that is jumping over three opposing players even up to five. After a new round we can kill opposing players." said Suhirman, Wednesday (8/8).He added, "When the tiger has been confined, it cannot move anymore because it is blocked by a goat, then he wins. It runs out and the tiger is free to move, meaning he is the winner."In addition to talking about Acehnese chess, Suhirman also touched on the types of renewal that took place in the Aceh Cultural Week, in Geunteut, Gasing, Geulayang, and Boat Contest."We want to cultivate, restore traditional games that have been forgotten," he said.He hopes that the game that became the favorite of the ancients is also familiar to children today.