XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 406
'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. Nf3 c6
Clock started on 12/8/2010
2. Ne5 f6 3. c4 g6 4. e4 Ne6 5. f4 Nxf4 6. g3 Bh6 7. Ne3 Bf4 8. e5 d5 9. Nf5 Bxe5 10. cxd5 Qe5 11. Bc4+ Kf8 12. Bf7 Nd6 13. Qe4 Nc4 14. b3 Nxd2 15. Rd1 Bg4 16. Rd8+ Rxd8 17. h4 Bf3 18. Rh2 Bg2 19. h5 Qxe4 20. Be8 h6 21. g4 g5 22. Kf2 e5 23. Ke3 c5 24. Rh1 Bxh1 25. Ke4 f5+ 26. Kd5 f4 27. Ke6 Ke7 28. Kd7 Kd6 29. Bf7 e4 30. Bc4 f3 31. Bf1 e3 32. Kc6 e2 33. Kd5 exf1=Q 34. Kc6 f2 35. Kd5 f1=Q 36. Ke6 Ke5 37. Kf5 Qf3 38. Kf4 Qxg4
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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