XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 566
'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 Nf6
Clock started on 12/10/2010
2. d3 g5 3. Qxb7 Ne4 4. dxe4 Qxb2 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nd3 e5 7. O-O Bc5 8. Nxc5 O-O 9. e4 f5 10. f3 c5 11. Rb1 Rb8 12. Rxb8 d4 13. f4 c4 14. exf5 e4 15. f5 d3 16. f6 d2 17. f7+ Kf8 18. Kf2 d1=Q 19. Ke3 Qd3+ 20. Kf2 Qe2+ 21. Kg3 Qxg2
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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