XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 405
'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. c4 g6
Clock started on 12/3/2010
2. b3 e6 3. Qd3 d6 4. Bb2 e5 5. Nf3 f6 6. Qd5+ Ne6 7. g3 c6 8. Qe4 Nd4 9. Qh4 h5 10. Nxd4 f5 11. Qxd8 Qd8 12. f4 Qb6+ 13. c5 Qb4 14. fxe5 O-O-O 15. Bf6 Kb8 16. Bd4 Rhe8 17. e3 Qb5 18. Be2 Qb4 19. cxd6 b6 20. g4 Rxe3 21. Ne3 Qb5 22. Nc4 Qc5+ 23. Nxb6 Re8 24. Re1 Rd8 25. Re8 Rxe8 26. Kg2 fxg4 27. Re1 Kb7 28. Re7+ Kc8 29. Re8+ Kd7 30. Re7+ Kd6 31. Re6+ Kd5 32. Rxc6
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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