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 b5
Clock started on 12/21/2021
2. Nb3 d6 3. e3 Nab6 4. Be2 e5 5. f4 Bc6 6. Bf3 Bxf3 7. Rxf3 e4 8. Rh3 Ne7 9. g4 Ned5 10. Nd4 a6 11. Nc6 Qa8 12. Nxd8 Rxd8 13. Ng3 O-O 14. Qb2 Nc4 15. Qd4 Rfe8 16. Nf5 f6 17. g5 c5 18. bxc5 dxc5 19. Qa1 Nxd2 20. Kxd2 Nxf4+ 21. Ke1 Nxh3 22. gxf6 Qb7 23. Nxg7 Nxg1 24. Nxe8 Nf3+ 25. Kf2 Rxe8 26. a4 Qd5 27. Rg1+ Nxg1 28. Qxg1+ Kf7 29. Qg7+ Ke6 30. f7 Qf5+ 31. Ke2 Qxf7
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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