XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 741
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. Ne3 e6
Clock started on 12/1/2010
2. Nd3 b6 3. Ne5 Bb7 4. f3 f6 5. Nf7 Bd5 6. Nxd5 Ng6 7. Nxh8 Nf4 8. g3 Ng2 9. a4 Ne1 10. c3 Nc2 11. Ra3 Be7 12. a5 Bc5 13. axb6 Nxa3 14. Qxa7
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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