XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 550
'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. f3 b6
Clock started on 12/1/2010
2. Qd4 d6 3. Qxg7 Be6 4. b3 Nc6 5. c3 Ne5 6. Ba3 Nc4 7. d3 Nd2 8. Bxd6 Nxb1 9. Nc2 Nd6 10. Ne3 e6 11. Nd5 Ke8 12. Nxc7 Rd8 13. g3 e5 14. Bh3 f5 15. O-O Ke7 16. e4 f4 17. Be6 Kf8 18. g4 Ke7 19. h4 Rg8 20. g5 Kd6 21. Bxg8 Ke6 22. Rf2 h6 23. g6 Kf6 24. g7 Kg6 25. g8=Q+ Kf6 26. Qf7#
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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