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. d4 d5
Clock started on 6/22/2015
2. g3 f5 3. Nb3 Nf6 4. c4 g6 5. cxd5 Bxd5 6. Bxd5 Nxd5 7. f3 c6 8. e4 fxe4 9. fxe4 Nf6 10. Qc2 Bb6 11. Bf4 Bc7 12. d5 Bxf4 13. Rxf4 Qc7 14. dxc6 Qxc6 15. Qd2 Qb6 16. Rxf6 exf6 17. Rc1+ Qc7 18. Rxc7+ Kxc7 19. Qf4+ Kd7 20. Nc5+ Ke7 21. Qc7+ Ke8 22. e5 Rd8 23. exf6 Nd7 24. Ne4 Kf7 25. Qc4+ Kf8 26. Qb4+ Kf7 27. Qe7+
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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