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 1/27/2010
1. g4 e6 2. b4 Bxb4 3. Bg2 Bxd2 4. Bxb7 Bxc1 5. Qxc1 Bxb7 6. Nc3 Bxh1 7. Ne4 Bxe4 8. Qa3 Bxc2 9. Qxa7 Rxa7 10. Rc1 Rxa2 11. Rxc2 Rxc2 12. Kd2 Rxd2 13. Nf3 Rxe2 14. Ng1 Rxf2 15. Nh3 Rxh2 16. Nf2 Rxf2 17. g5 Qxg5
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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