DFR

'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. f4 Nf6
Clock started on 4/27/2019
2. Nc3 g6 3. h3 d5 4. Bg3 Nb6 5. Nf3 Ne4 6. Nxe4 dxe4 7. Ng5 Bf5 8. Nxh7+ Kg7 9. Ng5 f6 10. b3 Nd5 11. O-O-O e5 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. fxe5 f5 14. Bf2 Ne7 15. d3 Bc6 16. Bh4 Nd5 17. Bxd8 Qxd8 18. Rf2 Ne3 19. Re1 Qh4 20. Rff1 Nxf1 21. Rxf1 Kh7 22. d4 Bxg2 23. Bxg2 Qg5+ 24. Kb2 Qxg2 25. e3 Re8 26. Qe1 c5 27. Rg1 Qe4 28. Qg3 Re6 29. c3 Bg7 30. h4 cxd4 31. cxd4 Bh6 32. h5 Rc6 33. hxg6+ Kg7 34. Rg2 Bxe3 35. e6 Qxd4+ 36. Kb1 Rc1#
Black 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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