2010 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 430
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. Nbc3 c6
Clock started on 2/4/2010
2. f3 b6 3. d4 f6 4. d5 d6 5. e4 e6 6. Ne3 g6 7. e5 Bh6 8. Nb5 cxb5 9. Bb5+ Ndc6 10. exd6+ Kd8 11. c3 Nc6 12. Ba6 Qb8 13. Qd1 Nd4 14. Qa4 b5 15. Qb4 Nc2+ 16. Nxc2 Bd2+ 17. Kd1 Bxc3 18. Rc1 Ke8 19. Bxa7 exd5 20. Rc8+ Kd7 21. Rxg8
White win


Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.


2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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