XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 633
'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. e3 b5
Clock started on 12/12/2010
2. Qd3 d5 3. Qc3 Nc6 4. Ng3 f5 5. Bf3 e5 6. Qc5 Be7 7. d3 a5 8. Na3 Bxc5 9. d4 e4 10. Be2 h5 11. O-O-O g6 12. Kb1 h4 13. h3 hxg3 14. Rc1 c5 15. dxc5 b4 16. Nb5 Bxb5 17. Ba6+ Kd8 18. Bb7 Qf6 19. c3 bxc3 20. Bc3 d4 21. Rgd1 Qd6 22. Bxa8 Rg7 23. Bb4 Qc6 24. Rxc6 d3 25. Rc1 Rb7 26. Rc8+ Kd7 27. Rd8+ Ke6 28. Rd6+ Ke7 29. Re6+ Kd8 30. Rd6+ Ke7 31. Rd7+ Ke8 32. Rd8+ Kf7 33. Rf8+ Ke6 34. Rxf5
White 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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