XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 581
'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. b3 f6
Clock started on 12/1/2010
2. Qd4 b6 3. f3 Ba6 4. O-O Bxe2 5. Ng3 g6 6. Ba3 c5 7. Re1 e6 8. Qh4 h5 9. d4 g5 10. dxc5+ d6 11. Qa4 b5 12. Qxa7 Bb6+ 13. Kf1 h4 14. Nf5 Bf2 15. Re2 Be3 16. Ne7 Rg6 17. Nxg6 Ng6 18. f4 g4 19. Bb2 e5 20. a4 g3 21. a5 h3 22. Ke1 hxg2 23. hxg3 Nh4 24. b4 Ng2+ 25. Kf1 d5 26. c4 dxc4 27. Rc2 Nc7 28. Rc6 e4 29. Rd6 f5 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Rf8+ Ke7 32. Rf7+ Ke8 33. Re7+ Kf8 34. Bg7+ Kg8 35. Bh6 Bd2 36. Rg7+ Kf8 37. Rg8+ Ke7 38. Re8+ Kf7= 39. Rf8+ Ke7 40. Rf7+ Ke8 41. Re7+ Kd8 42. Rxc7
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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