2013 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atomic 960

Start Position: 899
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4
Clock started on 3/31/2013
1... e5 2. g3 d5 3. e3 g6 4. Qg4+ f5 5. Qc4 c6 6. Qc5 Qc7 7. Rb3 Nh6 8. h3 b5 9. Ra3 e4 10. Be5 Bxe5 11. Rxa7 Qa7 12. Qxa7 Nf7 13. f4 Nd6 14. d3 Nd7 15. Nf3 exf3 16. Bxd5 Nb6 17. c4 bxc4 18. e4 Na4 19. e5 Nc3 20. Nh2 Kd8 21. a4 Ke7 22. e6 Na2+ 23. Kd2 c5 24. Ke2 cxb4 25. Kf1 Rc8 26. Nf3 Rc2 27. Nd2 Nb4 28. a5 Ra2 29. Ra1 Rc2 30. a6
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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