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'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. d4 d5
Clock started on 7/12/2019
2. e4 dxe4 3. Rxe4 Nd6 4. Re1 Nb6 5. a4 a5 6. Bf4 g5 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. cxd3 f5 10. f3 g4 11. f4 Nd5 12. b3 Nxe3 13. Nxe3 g3 14. h3 Qh6 15. O-O Qf6 16. Nc2 Qf7 17. Qa3 b6 18. Nd2 O-O 19. Nf3 Bf6 20. Ne5 Qd5 21. Nd7 Bxd4+ 22. Nxd4 Qxd4+ 23. Kh1 Ne4 24. dxe4 Qxd7 25. exf5 Rf7 26. Re5 Rd8 27. Qc1 c5 28. Qe1 Rg7 29. Qe2 Qd2 30. Rxe7 Qxe2 31. Rxe2 Rd3 32. Rfe1 Rxb3 33. Re8+ Kf7 34. R1e7+ Kf6 35. Re6+=
Draw

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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