2015 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 170
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 9/29/2015
1. Nd3 e5 2. Nc5 Bxc5 3. f4 d6 4. fxe5 f6 5. Qe3 Qe6 6. Qxe6 Bb5 7. c4 Re8 8. e4 Bc6 9. Bg3 f5 10. Kc1 fxe4 11. Be2 Bxg2 12. Kc2 b5 13. b4 Ne7 14. Bf3 Nf5 15. Bxa8 Nd4+ 16. Kb2 Nc2 17. Nb3 Re1 18. Rd1 Nxb4
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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