2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 656
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4 e5
Clock started on 8/31/2015
2. c4 b5 3. f3 Ne6 4. Bf5 Nh6 5. Ne3 Ng4 6. Bxe6 Nxh2 7. Nf5 g6 8. Ng7+ Kd8 9. Ne8 c5 10. cxb5 d6 11. g3 c4 12. b5 h5 13. Bc3 Rc5 14. Ba5+ Rxb5 15. Rb1 Qh6 16. e3 Bc6 17. a4 h4 18. Rh1 hxg3 19. Rxh6 Rh8 20. e4 Rh1+ 21. Kf2 Rf1+ 22. Kg3 Rxf3
Black win


Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.


2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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