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Some stories from the world of chess...
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Scoring

In competitive chess, a player scores one point for a win, a half-point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. So the rankings at the end of a tournament are easy to calculate by simple addition.

In the early 19th century, when modern competitive play began, draws were ignored, and a match was won by the player who first scored an agreed number of wins, or who had the most wins after an agreed number of games. With the advent of all-play-all tournaments (the first international all-play-all was held in London in 1851) draws became more important. At first, rules were devised to discourage draws, which were very unpopular with the chess public, but gradually these were dropped and draws were counted as a half-point.


The following list contains all the stories gathered from here and there.
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Fisher Random Chess Support

This is a very interesting variant of the game, where the position of the pieces in the base ranks are changing. There are 960 different initial setup position in this variant.

Fans of the Fischer Random chess say, here creativity and talent is more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves.

See more on the Variants page.

Also called as Fischerandom Chess, Chess960, C960, FR, or FRC.
 
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