2006 Chess Variants Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 128
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4
Clock started on 2/20/2006
1... e5 2. Ne3 f5 3. f3 b5 4. Qh4 Qh5 5. Nd3 c5 6. h3 d5 7. Nf4 Qxh4 8. Nh5 g6 9. Nf6+ Kf7 10. Nd7 Rxd7 11. h4 Ke8 12. h5 Nd7 13. a4 e4 14. f4 g5 15. fxg5 d4 16. O-O-O d3 17. cxd3 Rg8 18. Bg7 Rxg7 19. d4 Bf4+ 20. e3 cxb4 21. g4 Bd6 22. Ba2 fxg4 23. Be6 Nf6 24. Rd2 Ba3+ 25. Kb1 Ng4 26. Rc2 Bd5 27. Rc8+ Ke7 28. Re8+ Kf6 29. Rf1+ Nf2 30. Bxd5 b4 31. Re6+ Kf7 32. Rg1 Ng4 33. Re7+ Kf8 34. Rf7+ Ke8 35. Rgf1 Nf2 36. d5 b3 37. Rf8+ Kd7 38. Rd8+ Ke7 39. d6+ Ke6 40. d7 Nd3 41. Re8+ Kd6 42. d8=Q+
White 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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