Re: How long from Beginner to 2000 strength at Chess960?
Very different skillsets. I'd imagine it'd be more actually to get to 2000 in chess960. The reasoning for this is that you do not need to know much, if any, opening theory. And it's often suggested that you don't really need to know much opening theory to get to 2000. But you would need a far better grasp of different positions and the strength of the pieces. There would also be a lot of funky tactics, much moreso than in normal chess, just due to the differing piece set up.