How to shoot yourself in the foot

Start Position: 105
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. Nc3
Clock started on 7/17/2005
1... b5 2. Nxb5 Qxg2 3. Nxc7 Rxc7 4. Kxg2 Rxc2 5. Rxc2 Bc7 6. Rxc7 d6 7. Rxe7 Ba4 8. Rxa7 Bxd1 9. Rxf7 Kxf7 10. Qxd1 Nfd7 11. Ng3 Ne5 12. f3 Nxf3 13. Kxf3 Rd8 14. Bf2 h5 15. Nxh5 Ke6 16. Nxg7 d5 17. Nxe6 Na6 18. Nxd8 Nc5 19. Bxc5 d4 20. Bxd4
Black win

 

Suicide with random initial setup.

1. Game rules

Initial position is setup randomly, according to the Chess960 rules.

Apart from that, all rules of Suicide are in place - you win by loosing all your pieces (or having less material in case of stalemate), you must capture if you can (but you can pick which capture to make if you have many possible captures), kings are normal pieces which you can capture and promote to, there is no castling, there is no check or mate.

 

2. Tips and Tricks

In Suicide960, it is important to remove your rooks, bishops and queens early. Bishops, however, can sometimes be handy to be left until the end, as they are very mobile. The a and h rank pawns can sometimes be problematic, so they are also good to remove first.

Be careful with the rooks, they can easily become loose cannons, the same can happen with a queen. However, it is easier to shield a rook behind a pawn than a bishop or queen. In the end game, having a rook can be a big advantage. (There are probably lots of opinions about this!)

Knights are easy to remove early, trapping pawns into taking them.

 

3. Example games

Loose bishop disaster - white finds forced win at move 2, by offering whole army to the furious bishop

 

 


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