This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.1. Nb3 b6
Clock started on 1/29/20082. Nc3 c5 3. d3 d5 4. Bd2 Ng6 5. O-O-O c4 6. Nd4 Be5 7. Nf3 Bf6 8. dxc4 d4 9. Nb1 Qa4 10. Na3 Nd6 11. g4 Nxc4 12. g5 Nxa3 13. b3 Qc6 14. Nxd4 Qxh1 15. Qxh1 Bxh1 16. gxf6 Rxd4 17. fxe7+ Nxe7 18. Rxh1 Ng6 19. Bb4+ Rxb4 20. Rd8+ Ke7 21. Rxg8 Kf6 22. Rd1 Nf4 23. Re8 Rb5 24. Rd6+ Ne6 25. e3 Rc5 26. c4 Nxc4 27. bxc4 Rxc4+ 28. Kd2 Ra4 29. Ke2 Rxa2+ 30. Kf3 g6 31. Kg3 Kg7 32. h4 b5 33. Rd7 Nc5 34. Rc7 Ne6 35. Rxe6 b4 36. Ree7 b3 37. Rxf7+ Kg8 38. Rxh7 b2 39. Rhd7 b1=Q 40. Rd8#
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):
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