Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Dominguez wins

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9/10/2021 – Ten grandmasters, including living legend Garry Kasparov, are the protagonists of Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX, a rapid tournament played at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The event, taking place on September 8-10, is being played in Chess 9LX style, also known as Fischer Random, with a $150,000 total prize fund. The action kicks off at 14.00 local time (21.00 CEST, 15.00 ET). | Photo: Crystal Fuller

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Rounds 7-9

Chess 9LX is another term for Chess 960 or Fischer Random. Chess 9LX is a variant of chess created by Bobby Fischer in the late 1990s in which the pieces on the home rank are randomized, with 960 representing the number of possible starting positions.

Players will not know the order of the home rank pieces until they arrive before the start of each round, and will have to rely on their creativity in a series of rapid and blitz games. The time control is 20 minutes for the whole game plus 5-second increments from move 1.

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