XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 344
'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. c3 c6
Clock started on 12/1/2010
2. Bxh7 Bxh2 3. Qh1 g6 4. Qh4 g5 5. Qg3 d6 6. Nb3 b6 7. Nd4 Qh6 8. Nf5 e6 9. Nxh6 c5 10. e4 O-O-O 11. O-O-O e5 12. Qh3+ f5 13. Qh7 Bf7 14. Qg7 Nc7 15. Qf6 Kb7 16. c4 Rh8 17. Qe7 Ka6 18. Qd7 Rh1 19. Qc6 Rxe1 20. Qxb6
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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