Double Vision

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e4 c5 2. Ne3 b6 3. d3
Clock started on 10/31/2006
3... g6 4. Bc3 Be5 5. Bxe5 Qxe5 6. Nc4 Qg5 7. h4 Qf4 8. f3 Nf6 9. c3 Nh5 10. Nc2 d5 11. N4e3 dxe4 12. dxe4 Ng3 13. Rh3 Ne6 14. b4 O-O-O 15. Qb2 Rd2 16. Qa3 Kb8 17. Nc4 Ne2+ 18. Bxe2 Rxe2 19. bxc5 Bxe4 20. cxb6 axb6 21. Rb1 Rxc2 22. Rxb6+ Bb7 23. Rxb7+ Kxb7 24. Qb3+ Kc7 25. Qb6+ Kc8 26. Qc6+ Kd8 27. Qa8+ Kc7 28. Qa5+=
Draw

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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