XXXIX Monthly Variant (Atomic960)

Start Position: 395
'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. b4 f6
Clock started on 12/12/2010
2. g4 Nc6 3. d4 d6 4. b5 d5 5. b6 Nb4 6. Bxb4 Ba4 7. bxa7 Bxc2 8. Qb1 g6 9. Qb4 O-O 10. e4 b5 11. exd5 c5 12. Qa5 Rd8 13. Bc6 Nd6 14. Qc7 Rc8 15. Qa7 Bg7 16. g5 f5 17. h4 Rc7 18. Qa8+ Rc8 19. Qa3 Nc4 20. Bxb5 Rb8 21. h5 Rb2 22. Qxb2 Bf8 23. hxg6 e6 24. g6 h5 25. g7 Be7 26. dxc5 f4 27. f3 h4 28. Kg2 h3+ 29. Kh2 e5 30. Rg6 Bg5 31. Re6 Be7 32. Rh6
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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