2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 431
'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. h3
Clock started on 2/14/2015
1... Na6 2. b4 Nxb4 3. a3 Nxc2 4. Qxc2 d5 5. Qxh7 Qxh3 6. gxh3 Bxh7 7. Bxd5 Bxb1 8. Bxf7 Nxf7 9. Rxb1 b5 10. Rxb5 Rb8 11. Rxb8 Kd7 12. Rxf8 Nh6 13. Rxh8 g6 14. Rxh6 a6 15. Rxg6 Ke8 16. Rxa6 c6 17. Rxc6 e6 18. Rxe6 Ke7 19. Rxe7
Black 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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