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. e3
Clock started on 5/3/2005
1... b6 2. Ba6 Bxa6 3. b4 Bd3 4. cxd3 c6 5. Qg4 Qc7 6. Qxg7 Bxg7 7. h4 Bxa1 8. Bb2 Bxb2 9. Na3 Bxa3 10. Kf1 Bxb4 11. e4 Bxd2 12. f4 Qxf4 13. Rh2 Qxf1 14. Rh3 Qxg2 15. Rg3 Qxe4 16. Rxg8 Rxg8 17. dxe4 Rxg1 18. h5 e6 19. h6 Bxh6 20. a4 a5 21. e5 f6 22. exf6 Ke7 23. fxe7 c5 24. e8=K b5 25. axb5 Nc6 26. bxc6 Rxe8 27. cxd7 Re7 28. d8=N Rc7 29. Nxe6 Re7 30. Nxc5 Rd7 31. Nxd7 Bf8 32. Nxf8 a4 33. Nxh7 Rh1 34. Ng5 Rh7 35. Nxh7 a3 36. Nf6 a2 37. Ne4 a1=B 38. Nd2 Bd4 39. Nb1 Be5 40. Nc3 Bxc3
White 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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