BOBBY FISCHER COMMEMORATION: Open tournament in Fischer Random Chess at Aurora Spa Trebon

15. prosince 2010 v 21:45 | Stepan Papacek |  English Corner
On behalf of the Aurora Spa Trebon, we cordially invite you to the rapid open tournament in Fischer Random Chess and previous conference dedicated to

Robert James Fischer (1943 - 2008)

Bobby F.

Date & Place:

Friday 21th January 2011, at the Aurora Spa Trebon (small conference hall nearby restaurant Harmonie), South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Aim of the tournament:

Commemoration of Robert James (Bobby) Fischer, World Champion: 1972-1975, born: March 9, 1943, Chicago, Illinois, United States, died: January 17, 2008, Reykjavík, Iceland.

After a brief 10 minuts silent presentation (, the rules of Fischer Random Chess will be explained.

Games system:

Swiss system 5 rounds, 15 minutes / player. Each round will start with different starting position (indicated by some random number between 1 and 960).

Chess960, or Fischer Random Chess, is a chess variant which uses the same board and pieces as standard chess but the starting position of the main pieces is chosen at random. To maintain the character of standard chess, the king must start somewhere between the two rooks, and the bishops must start on opposite color squares. It was originally announced on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The random setup makes creativity and talent more important than memorization of opening moves.

For more information, please look at

In order to practise, it is possible to use sw Fritz (File -> New -> Chess 960). The position below is the position No. 123.

Time table:        

16:00 - 16:45          commemoration of Bobby Fischer and Chess 960 rule explanation
16:45 - 16:55          presentation
17:00 - 18:40          1st - 3rd round
18:40 - 18:50          coffe break
18:50 - 20:00          4th - 7th round and closure ceremony

Start fee:

Adults: 50,- Kč (2 Euro), Juniors (U16) & Seniors (up to 60): 25,- Kč (1 Euro).


By e-mail to the tournament director: Ing. Stepan Papacek, Ph.D.:, or via this blog


1st place: cup + sponsor's gift, 2nd place: a gift, 3rd place: another gift,
best women: sponsor's gift,
best senior and junior: sponsor's gift for both, following players will receive prizes until exhaustion of sponsor's gifts.

Further information with this blog.

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