2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 208
'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. e3 e6
Clock started on 2/10/2015
2. Qh5 Nf6 3. Qxh7 Rxh7 4. Nh3 Rxh3 5. gxh3 Qe7 6. b4 Qxb4 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. c4 Qxc4 9. Nb3 Qxb3 10. axb3 Ne7 11. Bg6 fxg6 12. e4 f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. Rxe6 dxe6 15. Ke2 Nc8 16. Rb1 Ne7 17. d4 e5 18. dxe5 a6 19. h4 Nc8 20. e6 Rxe6 21. f4 Rxe2 22. b4 Rxh2 23. Rg1 Rxh4 24. Rg2 Rxf4 25. Rg3 Rxb4 26. Rb3 Rxb3
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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