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. b4 b6
Clock started on 6/8/2015
2. Ng3 Nc6 3. Nf5 e6 4. b5 exf5 5. bxc6 Qxc6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. d4 d5 8. f3 Ba6 9. e3 Bxf1 10. Rxf1 O-O-O 11. Ba3 Rhe8 12. Kf2 Qe6 13. Rfe1 g5 14. Qb1 c6 15. g3 g4 16. f4 Ne4+ 17. Nxe4 fxe4 18. c4 dxc4 19. Qb4 Bd6 20. Qa4 Kb7 21. Rb1 Bxa3 22. Qxa3 Rd5 23. Rec1 Rh5 24. Rh1 Rh3 25. Qc3= Qh6 26. Kg2= Qe6 27. Kf2 Rd8 28. a4 Qd5 29. a5 b5 30. Rb4 a6 31. Rb2 Rd6 32. Qa3 f5 33. Rd2 Kc7 34. Qb4 Kd7 35. Ke1 Rdh6
Black 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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