Challenge from sipos25

Double Fischer Random
'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. b3 f6
Clock started on 5/8/2008
2. e4 c6 3. Ne3 d6 4. Bc4 b5 5. Be2 Ng6 6. Nf5 Qf7 7. Nf3 e5 8. d4 Nf4 9. dxe5 Nxe2+ 10. Qxe2 fxe5 11. Ng5 Qg6 12. h4 Nh6 13. g4 Qe8 14. Nxg7 Qe7 15. Nf5 Qd7 16. Nxh6 Ke8 17. O-O-O a5 18. Bxe5 Qe7 19. Bg3 Bb7 20. Nf5 Qf6 21. e5 dxe5 22. Nxh7 Qf7 23. Nxf8 Bc7 24. Nd7 c5 25. Rhe1
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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