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. b4 e5
Clock started on 12/5/2021
2. c4 f5 3. d4 e4 4. d5 Bg5 5. Bxg7 Bxc1 6. Qxc1 Ng6 7. Bxf8 Qxf8 8. h4 Qxb4 9. h5 Ne5 10. Nd2 Qf8 11. Qb2 d6 12. Nc2 c5 13. e3 Nbd7 14. Na3 b6 15. Nb5 Nf6 16. Nc3 Qg7 17. Qb5 O-O-O 18. h6 Qg5 19. Qa6+ Kb8 20. Nb5 Rd7 21. Nxa7 Rxa7 22. Qxb6+ Ka8 23. Qd8+ Kb7 24. Qxd6 Nfd7 25. Nb3 Qf6 26. Nxc5+ Kc8 27. Qxf6 Nxf6 28. g3 Nxc4 29. Kg2 Bxd5 30. Rc1 Rc7 31. Nb3 Kd7 32. Rd1 Ke6 33. Nd4+ Ke5 34. Ne2 Ng4 35. Nf4 Ngxe3+
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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