2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 622
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. f3 c5
Clock started on 2/9/2015
2. Bxc5 Qxc5 3. Nc3 Qxc3 4. bxc3 d6 5. Qa3 Na6 6. Qxa6 bxa6 7. Nf2 h6 8. Ne4 Rc8 9. Nxd6 Rxc3 10. dxc3 exd6 11. Rb1 Rxe2 12. Kxe2 Kd7 13. Rb5 axb5 14. c4 bxc4 15. Rb1 Ng6 16. h4 Nxh4 17. a4 Nxg2 18. Bxg2 g5 19. Rb6 axb6 20. a5 bxa5 21. f4 gxf4 22. Bc6 Kxc6 23. Ke3 fxe3 24. c3 d5
White win

 

Suicide with random initial setup.

1. Game rules

Initial position is setup randomly, according to the Chess960 rules.

Apart from that, all rules of Suicide are in place - you win by loosing all your pieces (or having less material in case of stalemate), you must capture if you can (but you can pick which capture to make if you have many possible captures), kings are normal pieces which you can capture and promote to, there is no castling, there is no check or mate.

 

2. Tips and Tricks

In Suicide960, it is important to remove your rooks, bishops and queens early. Bishops, however, can sometimes be handy to be left until the end, as they are very mobile. The a and h rank pawns can sometimes be problematic, so they are also good to remove first.

Be careful with the rooks, they can easily become loose cannons, the same can happen with a queen. However, it is easier to shield a rook behind a pawn than a bishop or queen. In the end game, having a rook can be a big advantage. (There are probably lots of opinions about this!)

Knights are easy to remove early, trapping pawns into taking them.

 

3. Example games

Loose bishop disaster - white finds forced win at move 2, by offering whole army to the furious bishop

 

 


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