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Fischer Random Chess Email Club

 

 

 

Starting Position ID: 451

 

 

FRCEC was inaugurated on April 25, 2004

 

 

Welcome to FRCEC!!!

 

The Email/Correspondence Chess Club for FRC/Chess960!

 

 

FRC/Chess960 is a great game, and can become the standard of chess!

 

Orthodox Chess will simply be an ancient variation of FRC/Chess960!

 

 

 

“I don’t play chess anymore, I play Fischer Random. It is a much better game, more challenge. Chess is a dead game, it is played out. Fischer Random is a version of chess that I developed or invented, you could say, where you shuffle the back row of the pieces, not the pawns. Each side has an identical shuffle, so that everything is symmetrical, just like in the old chess. There are just a couple of rules: one rook has to be to the left of the king, one has to be to the right of the king, one bishop has to be on a light-colored square, and one on a dark-colored square. That’s basically it. You can learn the rules in two minutes. It’s a great game, and can become the standard of chess.”

Bobby Fischer

Tokyo, JapanAugust 20, 2004

 

 

“And current chess will simply be an ancient variation of Chess960!”

Reinhard Scharnagl

Munich, GermanyFebruary 27, 2005

 

 

 

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Last Updated 5/29/05

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to FRCEC!

 

This is a new internet club for chess players who share Bobby Fischer's goal:


To play a chess variant in which chess creativity and talent is more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves!

 

Our Mission

To increase worldwide awareness of Fischerandom Chess (FRC), also called  Chess960, by uniting the FRC internet community, allowing chess players around the world to meet, and by arranging friendly matches and tournaments,  through one of the several chess servers in the net that support FRC/Chess960.

 

Membership

 

Our club has members from around the world, currently including:

 

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Basque Region, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, U.S.A., Vietnam & Wales

 

FRCEC Castling **Important**

 

Castling is the only chess rule (other than the initial setup) that had to be modified from Orthodox Chess.

 

Refer to our page on FRC/Chess960 rules for Castling

 

FRCEC Chess Terms Glossary

 

We are compiling a list of Chess terms, and making a Glossary, with examples from our FRCEC completed games library. This project is a work in progress, and a living document.

 

Visit our FRCEC Glossary page at:

http://frcec.chess960.info/FRC-ChessGlossary.htm

 

Universal Correspondence FRC rating

 

FRCEC members keep an universal correspondence FRC/Chess960 ELO rating that is updated whenever they play a FRC/Chess960 game regardless of the method they use to play their games (see different interface options below).

 

Becoming a Member

 

You will receive an FRCEC initial 1500 ELO rating when you join our club.

 

Click here to join FRCEC!

 

or send an email to:

frcec-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

 

FRCEC Events

 

FRCEC offers individual 1-game and 2-game matches, Trio and Quad mini-tournaments, as well as KnockOut and Dropout format tournaments.

 

Annually, Fischer Cup and Gligoric Cup tournaments are run to commemorate FRCEC’s anniversary (April 25th, 2004). These annual Cups are made of a single round robin phase, and a 4 player Page Playoff System Final.

 

Visit our FRCEC Events page for more details:

http://frcec.chess960.info/Events.htm

 

 

Playing FRCEC games

 

You can play your games the E4 Emailchess Club chess server, or by using any graphical interface of your choice, including Chess Variants (Game Courier), SchemingMind or Brain King, as long as it's agreed by both players.

 

Regardless of how you play your games, to have them rated and posted in our FRC/Chess960 finished games library, you must submit your games in English Short Algebraic PGN format to:

frcec-game-report@yahoogroups.com

 

Chess email servers that support FRC/Chess960:

http://www.e4ec.org/

 

Currently the following graphical interfaces support FRC/Chess960:

http://play.chessvariants.org/pbm/

http://www.schemingmind.com/

http://www.brainking.com/

http://www.chessfans.com/

 

 

FRCEC Finished Games/Matches

The winner, or White in a draw, must submit the game score and moves in Short Algebraic English PGN notation to the address below:

frcec-game-report@yahoogroups.com

 

 

Comments/Suggestions

 

Please let us know of any other FRC.Chess960 chess servers or graphical interfaces you might know of!

 

We are always interested in promoting FRC/Chess960 in new chess sites.

 

Send your feedback about our club by emailing us at:

frcec-feedback@yahoogroups.com

 

 

FRCEC Guest Book

 

Sign our Guestbook!

 

View our Guestbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRCEC Links

 

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Sites that Support FRC/Chess960 on the net:

 

 

 

              

 

 

Other sites with FRC/Chess960 support:

 

Sachy.sk

 

Damesjava **Site Currently Down**

 

 

Other Chess sites considering FRC/Chess960 support in a near future:

 

Red Hot Pawn Online Chess

 

 

CowPlay.com Free Multiplayer Chess

 

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 FRCEC website links:

 

FRCEC primary homepage

 

FRCEC alternate homepage

 

FRCEC en Español

 

FRCEC auf  Deutsch

 

FRCEC Fischer Cup!

 

FRCEC Gligoric Cup!

 

FRCEC_Top Rankings Page

 

FRCEC Club_Members

 

FRCEC Latest Newsletter!

 

FRCEC Newsletter Messages

 

FRCEC Events Page

 

FRCEC Finished Games Library (Java)

 

FRCEC Finished Games Library (Text)

 

FRC/Chess960 Castling Rules

 

FRC/Chess960 Chess Terms Glossary

 

FRC/Chess960 Starting Positions Library

 

FRCEC page on Symmetrical Fischerandom Chess

 

 

 

Other FRC/Chess960 Links:

 

CompoChess (FRC compatible games database)

 

PGN to JS (Java Script) utility with FRC support

 

Fischerandom Chess Position Generator

 

Graeme Carey Chess

 

David A. Wheeler’s FRC/Chess960

 

Fischerandom Chess Association

 

Fischerandom Online Chess Association

 

Fischer Random Chess (FRC/Chess960)

 

FRC/Chess960 playing applet

 

Chess-960.org (in German)

 

 

Chess Tigers – Chess960 (in German)

 

Chess960 Startpositionen und Regeln

(PDF in German)

 

Chess Tigers – Rules for Chess960

(PDF in English)

 

 

 

 

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Links on Chess Strategy

 

Endgames:

 

King and Pawn Endgame Secrets

 

Endgame Examples from TheChessDrum

 

 

 

 

 

Chess supplies on the net:

 

ChessUSA.com

 

WholesaleChess.com

 

 

 

 

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Books of interest to FRC/Chess960 aficionados:

 

 

English:

 

 

Shall We Play Fischerandom Chess?

 

Learn Chess Tactics

 

Improve Your Attacking Chess

 

Improve Your Positional Chess

 

Chess Endings Made Simple

 

 

German:

 

 

Fischer-Random-Schach

 

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Other Chess Clubs/Organizations:

 

FIDE - World Chess Federation

 

IECC - International E-mail Chess Club

 

IECG - International Email Chess Group

 

ICCF - International Correspondence Chess Federation

 

USCF - US Chess Federation

 

WCCF - World Correspondence Chess Federation

 

Chessfriend.com

 

 

 

Other Chess Links:

 

PGN notation at Wikipedia

 

ELO Rating System at Wikipedia

 

CXR Free Chess Rating Calculation

 

SuperAjedrez.com

 

Caissus Chess

 

Chess2chess.com

 

The Chess Matrix

 

Chessville

 

Convekta

 

This Week in Chess

 

Game Courier!

 

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