Wedding Arrangement - Cyber Bachelor Party

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g4 Ng6
Clock started on 1/29/2008
2. Nc3 c6 3. d3 d5 4. e4 d4 5. Ne2 e5 6. Bg5 f6 7. Bd2 b6 8. f4 exf4 9. Nxd4 Nce7 10. Ne6+ Kf7 11. Nxd8+ Qxd8 12. Nb3 c5 13. O-O-O a5 14. Bc3 a4 15. Nd2 Nc6 16. a3 Be5 17. Bxe5 fxe5 18. Nf3 Re8 19. h4 Nxh4 20. Nxh4 Qxh4 21. Rd2 Qg5 22. Rh2 Qg6 23. Bf3 Nd4 24. Qh1 h6 25. c3 Nb3+ 26. Kc2 Rd8 27. Rh5 Qd6 28. Rf5+ Kg8 29. Be2 c4 30. Rd1 Qe7 31. dxc4 Rxd1 32. Qxd1 Bxe4+ 33. Bd3 Bxf5 34. Bxf5 Nc5 35. Qd5+ Kf8 36. Qc6 Qb7 37. Qd6+ Kf7 38. Bg6+
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):

bbnnrkrq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RQBKRBNN

 

2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.

 

3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome


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