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.
Clock started on 12/17/2010
1. d4 f6 2. e4 d5 3. Be2 Na6 4. b4 e5 5. Bg4 f5 6. Bh3 Be7 7. exf5 Bg5 8. Be6+ Kf8 9. f4 Bh4 10. Bxh4 Rd6 11. Bxc8 Bh5 12. g4 e4 13. c4 Rf6 14. f5 Ke8 15. gxh5 e3 16. cxd5 Nb6 17. Re1 Rg8 18. Qxe3+
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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