2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 200
'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 Nf6
Clock started on 2/9/2015
2. f4 g5 3. fxg5 e6 4. gxf6 Kg8 5. Bh4 Kg7 6. fxg7 f5 7. gxh8=Q Nd6 8. Qxh7 c6 9. Qxf5 exf5 10. Bxd8 Bc7 11. Bxc7 b5 12. Bxd6 Qb8 13. Bxb8 Bg6 14. Bxa7 c5 15. Bxc5 b4 16. Bxb4 d6 17. Bxd6 f4 18. Bxf4 Bxc2 19. Bxc2
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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