XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 794
'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. d4 c5
Clock started on 12/10/2010
2. e3 d5 3. Ba5 b6 4. b4 Ba4 5. Qb3 a6 6. bxc5 e6 7. Rb1 Bxb3 8. a3 Nc6 9. c4 Nb4 10. Bxb4 b5 11. c5 b4 12. Nc3 b3 13. Na4 b2+ 14. Kd1 Qc7 15. Ng3 h5 16. Bd3 f5 17. f4 Rb8 18. Be2 g5 19. fxg5 f4 20. Rf1 Nf7 21. Bd3 Ng5 22. Nf5 exf5 23. Bg6 Qa5 24. Nc3 Bg7 25. Bf5+ Kd8
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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