spezial part

'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g3 e5
Clock started on 6/9/2015
2. f4 exf4 3. gxf4 Qd6 4. d3 Ng6 5. Nc3 Nxf4 6. Nd2 Nf6 7. Nb5 Qa6 8. c4 b6 9. Bxa8 Rxa8 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Qxf4 Nf6 12. Qf3 Qb7 13. e4 a6 14. Nd4 Be7 15. O-O-O g6 16. Nb3 Ne8 17. Nd4 f6 18. Nb3 Ng7 19. Bd4 Rf8 20. Qf4 Ne6 21. Qf1 c5 22. Be3 g5 23. d4 cxd4 24. Nxd4 Nc5 25. Nc2 Qc7 26. Bxc5 Qxc5 27. Rd5 Qc7 28. b3 Kb7 29. Qf5 Bd6 30. Qf3 Rae8 31. e5 fxe5 32. Rdxe5+ Qc6 33. Qxc6+ Kxc6 34. Rxe8 Bf4+ 35. Kb2 Rf5 36. Nd4+
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):

bbnnrkrq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RQBKRBNN

 

2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.

 

3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome


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