When Darkness Conquers IV

'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Dark Suicide rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4 Nc6
Clock started on 12/6/2009
2. e3 Nxb4 3. Ba6 Nxa2 4. Bxb7 Bxb7 5. Rxa2 Bxg2 6. Rxa7 Bxh1 7. Rxa8 Qxa8 8. e4 Qxe4 9. c4 Qxb1 10. Qc2 Qxc1 11. Qxh7 Rxh7 12. d4 Qxe1 13. Nh3 Qxf2 14. Nxf2 Rxh2 15. Nxh1 Rxh1 16. d5 c6 17. dxc6 dxc6 18. c5 Rb1
White win

(Under Construction)

This is one of the most bold of the Suicide Variants. The first thing you'll notice when you start a game is that you can only see half the board. This is because you can only see sqares in your "searchlight" (ie squares that your pieces can move to or attack.) The aim is the same as Suicide and Suicide960 (ie to be the first player to lose all of your pieces) and the rules are also the same (the play is like standard chess except that the king is not royal, if you have a legal capture you must make one, and pawns can promote to kings).

In the event of a stalemate (ie the player to move has no legal moves), the player with the fewest pieces left wins; if both players have the same number of pieces, then the game is a draw.

 

Example Games

In this game, between guiri1967 and Games Freak we can see that guiri1967 took real advantage of the loose rook, and essentially, won the game with it. This shows the importance of removing the back row pieces as quickly as possible. That problem is also shown here, with the Rook becoming a loose cannon.


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