2014 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atomic 960

Start Position: 207
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 4/13/2014
1. b3 Nc6 2. c3 Nd6 3. f3 f5 4. Bxa7 Nc4 5. bxc4 Bxa2 6. Rb1 Ne5 7. c4 b6 8. Nc2 Nd3 9. Nb4 Nb2+ 10. Rxb2 c6 11. Na6 g5 12. d4 O-O 13. Nb8 Rxb8 14. Kc2 e5 15. e4 Ra8 16. Ra1 fxe4 17. g4 exd4 18. Ra7 Rxa7 19. f4 d5 20. f5 Bb2 21. h4 h6 22. f6 d4 23. f7+ Kf8 24. Kd3 b5 25. c5 Ba3 26. Bf3 Bxc5 27. Ke4 d3 28. Ke5 d2 29. Kf6 d1=Q 30. Bxd1 b4 31. Ke7 b3 32. hxg5 b2 33. g5 hxg5 34. Ke6 c5 35. Kf6 b1=Q 36. Ke6 Qf5+ 37. Ke7 Qf6 38. Ke8 c4 39. Ke7 c3 40. Ke8 c2 41. Ke7 c1=R 42. Ke8 Rc8 43. Ke7 Re8
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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