Atomic960

Start Position: 355
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e4
Clock started on 8/6/2008
1... g6 2. e5 e6 3. g3 Qb4 4. c3 Qg4+ 5. Bf3 Qg5 6. Re3 c6 7. Nh3 Qxg3 8. Rd3 d5 9. Qg2 d4 10. c4 Nd7 11. c5 Nh6 12. h3 Nf5 13. Qg1 Bg7 14. Qxg6 Rg8 15. Rg3 Rg4 16. b4 d3 17. a4 Ke7 18. O-O-O b6 19. Rf1 bxc5 20. a5 Nc5 21. Bd4 Ne4 22. Rxd3 Rd4 23. d3 c5 24. Nd2 cxb4+ 25. Nc4 Kd7 26. Kb2 Rb8+ 27. Ka1 Rb1+ 28. Ka2 Rb2+ 29. Ka1 Rxf2 30. Nd6 Rb4 31. Nb7 Rb2 32. d4 Kc7 33. h4 a6 34. Nc5 Bc6
Black win

 

Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.

 

2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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