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Fischer Random Rapid Championship

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Mar 09, 2023
from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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N.I. ‘Fisher Random’ Rapid Championship 2023

7:30pm to 10pm

Location: Bangor Chess Club, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down

Organiser + Chief Arbiter: Eddie Hanzharov, FIDE National Arbiter

5 rounds. Time control 12+0.

Check-in at 7:15pm. Take seats by 7:25pm

Format: one open section, Swiss tournament

UCU rapid ratings will be used for seeding purposes but please note, it is not possible to rate this event.


Certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd, Female Champion and Junior Champion.

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Fischer random chess, also known as Chess960, is a variation of the game of chess invented in
1996 by the former world chess champion Bobby Fischer (1943-2008).

Fischer random chess employs the same board and pieces as classical chess, but the starting
position of the pieces on the players' home ranks is randomised, following certain rules. The random setup makes gaining an advantage through the memorisation of openings impracticable, instead, players must rely more on their skill and creativity over the board.