May Variants Tournament

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Dark Suicide rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. h4
Clock started on 4/30/2005
1... Na6 2. h5 Nh6 3. a4 e6 4. a5 Qh4 5. Rxh4 Ng4 6. Rxg4 Bd6 7. Rxg7 Nb4 8. Rxh7 Nxc2 9. Qxc2 Rxh7 10. Qxc7 Rxh5 11. Qxb7 Bxb7 12. a6 Bxg2 13. Bxg2 e5 14. Bxa8 e4 15. Bxe4 Rf5 16. Bxf5 Kf8 17. Bxd7 Ke8 18. Bxe8 Bf8 19. Bxf7 Ba3 20. bxa3
Black win

(Under Construction)

This is one of the most bold of the Suicide Variants. The first thing you'll notice when you start a game is that you can only see half the board. This is because you can only see sqares in your "searchlight" (ie squares that your pieces can move to or attack.) The aim is the same as Suicide and Suicide960 (ie to be the first player to lose all of your pieces) and the rules are also the same (the play is like standard chess except that the king is not royal, if you have a legal capture you must make one, and pawns can promote to kings).

In the event of a stalemate (ie the player to move has no legal moves), the player with the fewest pieces left wins; if both players have the same number of pieces, then the game is a draw.

 

Example Games

In this game, between guiri1967 and Games Freak we can see that guiri1967 took real advantage of the loose rook, and essentially, won the game with it. This shows the importance of removing the back row pieces as quickly as possible. That problem is also shown here, with the Rook becoming a loose cannon.


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