DoubleRoundDouble1

'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3 Nc6
Clock started on 12/3/2021
2. f3 e5 3. Nd3 Bf6 4. e4 d6 5. Ne3 Ne6 6. Nd5 Bd8 7. c3 h5 8. Qf2 a5 9. b4 Ne7 10. Bc2 h4 11. Bb3 a4 12. Nxe7+ Bxe7 13. Bc2 Bb5 14. O-O-O a3 15. Ne1 Qh7 16. Bd3 Ba4 17. Bc2 Bxc2 18. Nxc2 O-O 19. Ne3 c6 20. Nf5 Rfe8 21. Qb6 g6 22. Ne3 Reb8 23. Nc4 Ra6 24. Qe3 b5 25. Na5 c5 26. Nb3 cxb4 27. d4 Bg5
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):

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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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