XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 591
'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. g3 d5
Clock started on 12/1/2010
2. Nd3 c5 3. Ne5 g5 4. b3 Ng6 5. Nd7 Bxa1 6. Nxb8 f5 7. e4 f4 8. exd5 e5 9. Bd5 Bxd5 10. f3 e4 11. Ne3 fxe3 12. Kc1 e3 13. dxe3 Re2 14. Rxe2 Nf8 15. h4 gxh4 16. f4 Ke7 17. f5 Kf7 18. g4 h6 19. f6 Ne6 20. c3 b5 21. Be3 c4 22. Bxh6 cxb3 23. g5 Kg6 24. f7 Kf5 25. g6 Ke4 26. g7 Nxg7 27. f8=Q Kd3 28. Kd2 Ke3 29. Kd3 Ke4 30. Kd4 Ke5 31. Kc5 Kd5 32. Kc6 Kd6 33. Qf5 b4 34. cxb4 Kc5 35. a4 Kd6 36. a5 Kc5 37. Kb7+ Kb6 38. Qc8 Kc7 39. Ka8+ Kb8 40. Qb7 a6 41. Ka7 Ka8 42. Kb6+ Ka7 43. Kc5+ Kb6 44. Qxa6
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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