XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 347
'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. g4 d5
Clock started on 12/9/2010
2. Nf3 g5 3. d4 e5 4. Bb4 c5 5. e4 Bb5 6. Bxc5 Qa5 7. c3 Qb5 8. Nb3 Qe2 9. Qxe2 b6 10. exd5 e4 11. f3 e3 12. O-O-O e2 13. Re1 Nf6 14. d5 Nxd5 15. f4 O-O-O 16. Bb7+ Kc7 17. Nd4 Bxd4 18. c4 a5 19. b4 b5 20. a4 bxc4 21. b5 Nb6 22. Kc2 Rd4 23. Bd5 Rd8 24. h3 Rb4 25. h4 Nxd5 26. hxg5 Rb3 27. g5 Rd4 28. g6 Rc4+ 29. Kd2 Rc2#
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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