2009 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 909
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 2/14/2009
1. b3 c5 2. Qa3 a5 3. Qa4 Qc6 4. Qb5 Qxb5 5. Ne3 Ne6 6. c4 Nd4 7. Nd5 Bb6 8. e3 Nc2 9. Kc1 Nxe1 10. b4 axb4 11. a4 Ba5 12. Nb4 f5 13. h4 Bxc4 14. d3 Bd2+ 15. Kc2 b5 16. Bh2+ Kb7 17. Bb8 b4 18. a5 b3+ 19. Kd1 Ra6 20. Ng3 c4
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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