How to shoot yourself in the foot

Start Position: 50
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3
Clock started on 7/20/2005
1... g6 2. Bxh8 Kxh8 3. d3 Bh6 4. Qc3 Bxc1 5. Rxc1 Kg7 6. Qxg7 b6 7. Qxh7 Bxg2 8. Kxg2 Qh8 9. Qxh8 Rxh8 10. Nd2 Rxh2 11. Rxh2 Na6 12. b4 Nxb4 13. Re1 Nxd3 14. cxd3 a5 15. Ra1 Nd6 16. Kg3 Ne4 17. dxe4 d5 18. exd5 c6 19. dxc6 g5 20. Kg2 g4 21. f3 gxf3 22. Kxf3 a4 23. c7 a3 24. c8=R b5 25. Nb3 b4 26. Rd1 f5 27. Kg4 fxg4 28. Rd6 exd6 29. Bh3 gxh3 30. Rxh3 d5 31. e4 dxe4 32. Rh1 e3 33. Nd2 exd2 34. Rc3 bxc3 35. Re1 dxe1=Q
White 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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