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Lichess Chess960

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Welcome to the official Lichess Chess960 Team!

We are the home of Chess960 fans across Lichess. Join the team for tournaments and other community-driven Chess960 events. Everyone is welcome to join!

VOTE here for the time control you would like to see more for Chess960 Tournaments


Resources:

Detailed Guide to Chess960 with history, strategy and opening tips as well as further resources.

Table of all 960 starting positions (PDF)

Castling Rules


Tournaments Schedule:

TimeDayEventTime Control
Every hour*Every dayHourly Chess960Various
19:00 UTCWednesdaysWeekly Chess960 Blitz Arena3+0
11:00 UTCSaturdaysWeekly Chess960 Team Battle3+0

*Every hour, when there is no hourly created by Lichess itself, there will be tournament created by this official team

Links to these regular tournaments can be found below , if you scroll down a bit or here.

Additionally, if you are fan of team battles, you can find Daily Chess960 Team Battles hosted by Fischer Random Chess Center


Community:

Share and discuss your games here

Feel free to create a topic in the forum if you have questions, want to give feedback, or make suggestion for tournament ideas, events, format or any kind of thing.

Lichess Arena Ranking

• Chess960 versions for other variants, such as Crazyhouse960 and Atomic960 can be played on Pychess. Every 2nd Monday of the month, Crazyhouse960 Shield takes place here


Lichess official variant teams

Lichess Chess960Lichess King of the HillLichess Three-checkLichess AntichessLichess AtomicLichess HordeLichess Racing KingsLichess Crazyhouse

Tournaments

Hourly Chess960 Arena5+3 • Chess960 • Rated • 55mInner team
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Hourly Chess960 Arena3+0 • Chess960 • Rated • 55mInner team
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Hourly Chess960 Arena3+0 • Chess960 • Rated • 25mInner team
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Hourly Chess960 Arena3+0 • Chess960 • Rated • 55mInner team
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Hourly Chess960 Arena3+2 • Chess960 • Rated • 55mInner team
0

Forum

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.Bastercat •

I got it once in a 960 game

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.Bastercat •

https://lichess.org/vyCm18eHCSiE

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.Cloudshark123 •

I was wondering wether the standard starting position was allowed... but it makes sense, chess 960 is the superset, and regular chess is just one instance of 960...

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.Finnfinity •

I think it's cool that you get a tiny chance of getting the standard position. No need for 959

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.imdeepayan •

easy

I just realized starting position ID 518 is the standard chess set.imdeepayan •

puzzles

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