XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 42
'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. d3
Clock started on 12/17/2010
1... f6 2. Nc3 d5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Nb5 Qf5 5. f3 Nd4 6. Qg5 g6 7. Nxd4 Qh3 8. Bxh3 fxg5 9. Bd2 Bh6 10. f4 e5 11. O-O O-O 12. h4 Ba4 13. b3 Bd7 14. g4 c5 15. h5 g5 16. Kh2 Bg7 17. h6 Bxh6 18. e4 h5 19. f5 Kf7 20. Kg2 Rh8 21. Rh1 hxg4 22. Rh7+ Rxh7 23. Rh1 Rh8 24. Rh7+ Rxh7 25. c4 dxe4 26. Nc2 g4 27. Kg3 b6 28. Bh6 Nc7 29. Bf8 Bxf5 30. Ne1 Ne6 31. Bd6 Ng7 32. Ng2 Nh5+ 33. Kh4 b5= 34. a4 Kg6 35. b4 Kg5 36. Bxc5 Ng3 37. c5 Nf5 38. c6 Kf6+ 39. Kg5 a5 40. c7 Nd6 41. d4=


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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