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... g6 2. Rh3 Bh6 3. h5 Bxd2 4. hxg6 fxg6 5. Rxh7 Bxe1 6. Qxe1 Rxh7 7. a4 Rh3 8. gxh3 g5 9. Bxg5 e6 10. Bxd8 Kxd8 11. a5 c6 12. a6 bxa6 13. Rxa6 Nxa6 14. h4 Nb8 15. Qd1 c5 16. Qxd7 Kxd7 17. Bh3 c4 18. Bxe6 Kxe6 19. f4 c3 20. Nxc3 Kd7 21. b4 a6 22. e4 a5 23. bxa5 Rxa5 24. e5 Rxe5 25. fxe5 Kd6 26. exd6 Ne7 27. dxe7 Be6 28. h5 Nd7 29. Nf3 Nf8 30. exf8=Q Bf7 31. Qxf7
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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