2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 533
'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. e4 e6
Clock started on 9/25/2015
2. Qb5 c6 3. Qh5 g6 4. Qf3 f5 5. exf5 Qf4 6. Qxf4 Nf6 7. d3 Bb6 8. d4 Ne4 9. f4 Nf2 10. Bg4 Nxh1 11. c4 O-O 12. c5 Bd8 13. Be2 e5 14. Na3 exf4 15. Bc4+ d5 16. cxd6+ Be6 17. Bf4 g5 18. Bxb8 Rf1+ 19. Ke2 Rf2+ 20. Ke1 Rxb2 21. Bd3 Bf5 22. Bc4+ Kg7 23. g4 Ba5+ 24. Kf2 Be1+ 25. Kf1 Bd3+ 26. Kg2 Bf1+ 27. Kf3 Be2+ 28. Ke3 Bf2+ 29. Kd2 Bxd4
Conditional Moves: 30. h4 h5
30. Ke3 c5 31. Ke4 c4 32. Ke5 c3 33. Kf6 c2 34. Kg6 c1=Q 35. Kf6 Qc7 36. Kg6 Bb5 37. Kf6 Qf7 38. Kg6 Ba4 39. Kf6 Kh8+ 40. Kg7 Qg8 41. h3 b6 42. a3 a6
Conditional Moves: 43. h4
43. h4 gxh4
Conditional Moves: 44. g5 a5
44. Kh6 Qg7+ 45. Kh5 Qxg4
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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