2010 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Round 3

Start Position: 584
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3 e5
Clock started on 5/10/2010
2. Qxe5 b6 3. Qxc7 Qxg2 4. Qxa7 Qxf2 5. Qxb6 Rxc2 6. Qxb8 Qxh2 7. Rxc2 Qxe2 8. Qxd8 Qxd2 9. Qxd7 Qxd1 10. Qxf7 Qxc2 11. Bxc2 Kxf7 12. Rxg7 Kxg7 13. Bxh7 Kxh7 14. Kg1 Rxg1 15. b4 Rxe1 16. a3 Rxh1 17. a4 Bxa4 18. b5 Bxb5
White win


Suicide with random initial setup.

1. Game rules

Initial position is setup randomly, according to the Chess960 rules.

Apart from that, all rules of Suicide are in place - you win by loosing all your pieces (or having less material in case of stalemate), you must capture if you can (but you can pick which capture to make if you have many possible captures), kings are normal pieces which you can capture and promote to, there is no castling, there is no check or mate.


2. Tips and Tricks

In Suicide960, it is important to remove your rooks, bishops and queens early. Bishops, however, can sometimes be handy to be left until the end, as they are very mobile. The a and h rank pawns can sometimes be problematic, so they are also good to remove first.

Be careful with the rooks, they can easily become loose cannons, the same can happen with a queen. However, it is easier to shield a rook behind a pawn than a bishop or queen. In the end game, having a rook can be a big advantage. (There are probably lots of opinions about this!)

Knights are easy to remove early, trapping pawns into taking them.


3. Example games

Loose bishop disaster - white finds forced win at move 2, by offering whole army to the furious bishop



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