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. e4 d5
Clock started on 1/3/2010
2. exd5 Qxd5 3. g3 Qxd2 4. Qxd2 Bh3 5. Bxh3 f5 6. Bxf5 e6 7. Bxh7 Rxh7 8. Qh6 Rxh6 9. Bxh6 gxh6 10. c4 Ba3 11. bxa3 b5 12. cxb5 Nc6 13. bxc6 Kd7 14. cxd7 Re8 15. dxe8=N h5 16. Nxc7 e5 17. Na6 h4 18. gxh4 Nf6 19. Nb4 Ng4 20. h5 Nxh2 21. Rxh2 e4 22. Nh3 e3 23. fxe3
Black defaulted

(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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