XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 171
'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. Nab3 b6
Clock started on 12/3/2010
2. a4 g6 3. Nd4 c6 4. g4 e5 5. d3 exd4 6. Bb4 d6 7. Qh3 Bd7 8. Bxd6 Qe7 9. Be4 f5 10. Qg2 fxe4 11. Qe4 Qxe4 12. e4 Bxb2 13. e5 Ne7 14. Rg3 O-O-O 15. c4 Rgf8 16. Rh3 c5 17. f4 Rd4 18. e6 Nc7 19. Rh6 Na6 20. Kc1 Nb4 21. f5 gxf5 22. a5 Rf1+ 23. Kb2 Rb1+ 24. Ka3 Nc2+ 25. Ka4 bxa5
Black 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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