How to shoot yourself in the foot

Start Position: 310
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g3
Clock started on 7/22/2005
1... Ng6 2. h4 Nxh4 3. gxh4 g5 4. Rxg5 Rxg5 5. hxg5 Bh6 6. gxh6 Kf8 7. e3 Kg7 8. hxg7 Rh8 9. gxh8=R b5 10. Bxb5 Qxb5 11. Rxc8 Qxb2 12. Rxc7 Nxc7 13. Qxb2 Nb5 14. Qxb5 f5 15. Qxd7 a5 16. Qxe7 a4 17. Qxh7 a3 18. Bxa3 f4 19. exf4
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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