2014 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atomic 960

Start Position: 836
'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. c3 f5
Clock started on 4/8/2014
2. f4 Qd5 3. d4 Qxg2 4. Nf3 e5 5. Nd2 d5 6. b3 e4 7. Ba3 c5 8. h4 Nf6 9. dxc5 Bd6 10. Bc2 Ng4 11. Nf1 Nf2+ 12. Kd2 b5 13. Bc5 b4 14. cxb4 Bb4+ 15. Kc1 Bc3 16. b4 Bb2+ 17. Kd2 e3+ 18. Ke1 Bc3+ 19. Nd2 Bxd2
Black 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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