2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 393
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 2/14/2015
1. c4 d5 2. cxd5 Ba4 3. Bxa4 Nd7 4. Bxd7 e6 5. dxe6 fxe6 6. Bxc8 Rxc8 7. b4 e5 8. Qxe5 Bh4 9. Qxg7 Bxf2 10. Bxf2 Kxg7 11. Bxa7 Qxa7 12. Kf2 Qxa2 13. Nxa2 c5 14. bxc5 Rxc5 15. Rxb7 h5 16. Rxg7 Rc7 17. Rxc7 Rh7 18. Rxh7 h4
Conditional Moves: 19. Rxh4
19. Rxh4
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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