2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 337
'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
Clock started on 2/14/2015
1... f6 2. Kf2 Kf7 3. e3 b5 4. Qxb5 Bxf3 5. Bxf3 Nc6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Qxc6 a6 8. Qxc7 Rxc7 9. c3 Rxc3 10. Nxc3 h5 11. Nb5 axb5 12. Rc7 Bxc7 13. Kf3 Bxh2 14. e4 Bxg1 15. e5 fxe5 16. a4 bxa4 17. Kf4 exf4 18. Ng3 fxg3 19. b3 axb3 20. Bxg7
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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