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 d5
Clock started on 1/18/2022
2. Nd3 g6 3. Bc3 Nb6 4. a4 Bd7 5. Nc5 Bc8 6. a5 Nc4 7. Qa4+ c6 8. Ng3 e5 9. Ba2 Ne7 10. Bxc4 dxc4 11. O-O exd4 12. Bd2 c3 13. bxc3 O-O 14. Bh6 Rfe8 15. Bg5 Bxg3 16. fxg3 Qe5 17. Bxe7 Qe3+ 18. Kh1 Rxe7 19. cxd4 b6 20. axb6 axb6 21. Nd3 b5 22. Qa8 Rde8 23. Qxc6 Bd7 24. Qf3 Qxe2 25. Ne5 Qxf3 26. gxf3 Bh3 27. Rfe1 f6 28. Nd3 Bf5 29. Rxe7 Rxe7 30. Nf4 Bxc2 31. Rd2 Re1+ 32. Kg2 Ba4 33. d5 b4 34. d6 b3 35. Nd3 Ra1 36. Nc5 Ra2 37. Nxb3 Bxb3 38. Rxa2 Bxa2 39. d7 Kg7 40. d8=Q Bf7 41. Qe7 h5 42. h4 Kg8 43. Qxf6 Kf8 44. Kf2
White 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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