Following increasing interest to chess 960 from correspondence chess players ICCF introduced this option into its offer. Preparations started few years ago and ICCF server was updated accordingly.
ICCF Diamond Jubileee was the occasion to start (31.10.2011) the 1st Chess 960 World Cup organized by Director of Thematic Tournaments Office, Leonardo Madonia from Italy. The event is not rated. The 1st Chess 960 WC is played in three stages: preliminaries, semifinals and final.
ICCF received 103 entries from 94 players from 29 countries, 21 titled players with the top rating 2741 (n° 1 of ELO list!). Players were distributed to 17 preliminary groups.
Below you can find all sections of this historic event:
After the great success of the 1st Chess 960 World Cup which started in 2011, ICCF announced Chess 960 Tournaments led by Leonardo Madonia on regular basis.