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.
Clock started on 1/8/2010
1. e3 b5 2. Bxb5 c6 3. Bxc6 dxc6 4. b4 Qxd2 5. Qxd2 Bh3 6. Nxh3 Kd8 7. Qxd8 Na6 8. Qxf8 Nxb4 9. Qxg7 Nxa2 10. Qxf7 Nxc1 11. Qxe7 Nxe7 12. Rxa7 Rxa7 13. Ke2 Nxe2 14. Nc3 Nxc3 15. e4 Nxe4 16. Nf4 Nxf2 17. h4 Nxh1 18. Nd5 cxd5 19. c3 d4 20. cxd4 Nc8 21. g3 Nxg3 22. h5 Nxh5 23. d5 Ra2 24. d6
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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