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Thu, Jul 06


Latvian Community Center

Fischer Random Rumble!

A members only open, unrated Chess960 event of four 25+5 rounds, with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

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Fischer Random Rumble!
Fischer Random Rumble!

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2023, 6:15 PM – 10:45 PM

Latvian Community Center, 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA

About The Event

Indy Chess is hosting its first-ever members only tournament: the Fischer Random Rumble!

Join Indy Chess as a member here: ($45/yr individual, $65/yr family)

*This is different than USCF membership.  Indy Chess members get $5 discounts to Tuesday Weekly, Scholastic Sunday, summer camps, and adult workshops!

The Fischer Random Rumble is a chess tournament in the Chess960 variant (also called Fischer Random Chess) developed by Bobby Fischer himself.  The pieces in the back row for both white and black will be randomized at the beginning of the game, erasing any opening preparation and letting the true masters of the positional and tactical knowledge show their talents!

Tournament details:

  • The event is unrated; it does not affect any USCF rating, and membership in USCF is not required to participate.
  • Arrive by 6:15pm; pre-registration and pre-payment online required.
  • Player meeting at 6:15pm.  Event should end about 10:45pm.
  • Games start at 6:30pm and rounds two, three, and four start as soon as possible following prior round.
  • Each round allows a three-minute time to study the piece set up.  The piece set up (there are 960 possible variations) will be announced before each round, and will change each round.
  • The tournament is a true open--all players will be in one section.
  • The games are 25+5, with all clocks, boards, pieces, notation sheets, etc. provided.
  • Prizes are guaranteed: 1st place $75, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25.
  • Players will be ranked and paired according to their USCF regular rating.  If they don't have one, their rapid rating will be used if it can be reasonably verified.
  • Half point byes can be requested for first and last rounds only.  Last round byes must be requested prior to round three's start.
  • Notation of moves will be required.
  • USCF rules will apply to all tournament games, except the variations allowed for Chess960 regarding piece set up and castling.
  • Learn more about Chess960 rules here:

Questions? Email Mike at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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