XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 884
'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. c3 d5
Clock started on 12/10/2010
2. Bxh7 Qd6 3. Qa4+ b5 4. Qh4 Qf6 5. Qxf6 c5 6. g3 e5 7. d4 e4 8. e3 Bh3 9. Nxh3 f5 10. f4 exf3 11. Kd1 cxd4 12. b4 f4 13. Kc2 Bd6 14. a4 Rc8 15. Kb1 d4 16. exd4 O-O 17. axb5 a5 18. c4 Rfe8 19. Bb2 g5 20. gxf4 Re2 21. Bg7 Rb2+ 22. Kc1 Rc2+ 23. Kd1=


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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