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Chess960 Draft Tournament

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On the heels of our very successful A4c Variant Tournament, we’ll hold another Chess960 variant tournament, this time using a piece placement draft with the following format and rules:

  • There will likely be 4 or 5 Swiss rounds at G/7;d3 in one or two sections
  • The games will be played with the normal Chess960 rules except for the use of a draft, wherein white starts black’s clock then black places the first piece on the back rank and starts white’s clock, white copies that move then places another piece of their own, black copies that placement then places a second piece, etc., until black places a final piece and white makes the first chess move of the game
  • It’s important to note that the draft phase covered above occurs while players’ clocks are running, just as in normal moves for the game
  • The king must be placed between the two rooks as in normal Chess960
  • The bishops must be placed on opposite-colored squares
  • We will use clock move rather than touch move, as in our blitz tournaments
  • An illegal move pointed out by an opponent (no one else) immediately ends the game as a loss for the player who made the illegal move


February 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mark Drury
(650) 670-8569
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Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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(650) 670-8569
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