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. d4 f6
Clock started on 12/3/2021
2. Nd3 Bf7 3. b3 c6 4. f4 Ba5 5. b4 Bb6 6. c4 Bxc4 7. a4 Bb3 8. Nc3 Bc4 9. Nc5 d6 10. Nd3 e5 11. Ne4 Bc7 12. Rxc4 Qxc4 13. Nd2 Qf7 14. dxe5 fxe5 15. Ke1 Bb6 16. Qf1 Nbd7 17. fxe5 Qxf1+ 18. Rxf1 dxe5 19. Nxe5 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 Ne6 21. Bf5 Kd7 22. Ne4 Be3 23. Nc5+ Bxc5 24. bxc5 h5 25. g3 Rae8 26. Bxg7 Rhg8 27. Be5 Kd8 28. Rf3 Nxc5 29. Bf6+ Kc7 30. a5 b6 31. axb6+ axb6 32. Bd4 Nb7 33. Rb3 c5 34. Bc3 Nd6 35. Bh3 Re3
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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