09 January 2010

Finding Games by Good Chess960 Players

Here's a useful tip from Study 960 Games. Although it's on the Chess.com/forum, the technique might apply to other online play sites.
Q: Is there any easy way to find 960 games to study? I thought I might look through some tournament games but there doesn't appear to be a way to search for just 960 games.

A: Go to view players with the highest 960 rating then look at their games.

I didn't know how to find the list of top rated players on Chess.com, but after a few minutes worked out the following: Results for players rated over "2000" and rated under "2800". There might be an easier way, but the query works nicely. The chart indicates that the average chess960 rating is about 1200.

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