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 c6
Clock started on 12/12/2010
2. Qd3 d5 3. Qf5+ e6 4. Qxf7 Nd7 5. d4 Ng6 6. h4 c5 7. c4 dxc4 8. Bf3 b6 9. Bb7+ Kc7 10. Bxa8 a5 11. Na3 b5 12. O-O-O c4 13. d5 e5 14. d6+ Kc8 15. f3 b4 16. Nb5 e4 17. f4 Bf6 18. Nd4 c3 19. bxc3 Bb2+ 20. Kb1 Bc1 21. Rd5 Kb7 22. Rb5+ Ka7 23. Rb7+ Ka8 24. Rxd7 Nf8 25. d7 Nxd7 26. g4 a4 27. Bxb4
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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