XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 474
'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. Nc3 c6
Clock started on 12/12/2010
2. Ne4 d6 3. Ng5 h6 4. Nxf7 g5 5. c3 Qe5 6. e3 Qd5 7. Bd3 Qxg2 8. Bg6 Nd7 9. Bf5 e6 10. Bxe6 Ne7 11. Nb3 Ng6 12. f4 gxf4 13. Bh4+ Ke8 14. d4 a5 15. O-O-O c5 16. Rf1 cxd4 17. Rf8+ Kd7 18. Rd8+ Kc6 19. Rxd6
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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