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 4/30/2005
1... g6 2. Ba6 bxa6 3. Qe2 a5 4. Qa6 Bxa6 5. c4 Bxc4 6. Kf1 Bxa2 7. Rxa2 g5 8. Rxa5 c6 9. Rxa7 Rxa7 10. b4 Ra3 11. Bxa3 c5 12. bxc5 Qb6 13. cxb6 Kd8 14. Bxe7 Kxe7 15. Na3 g4 16. g3 f5 17. Nh3 gxh3 18. Kg2 hxg2 19. g4 fxg4 20. f3 gxh1=K 21. fxg4 Kxh2 22. Nc2 Kg1 23. e4 Kf1 24. Nb4 d5 25. Nxd5 Nc6 26. Nxe7 Bxe7 27. g5 Bxg5 28. b7 Bxd2 29. b8=K Nxb8 30. e5 Be1 31. e6 Nh6 32. e7 Na6 33. e8=N Rxe8
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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