2006 Chess Variants Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 454
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. Ne3
Clock started on 2/20/2006
1... e6 2. f3 Bb4 3. c3 Nbc6 4. Nd5 Nd4 5. e4 Nc2+ 6. Kd1 exd5 7. cxb4 Qf8 8. Qc5 Qxc5 9. Na3 b5 10. g3 Nxa1 11. Bh3 Ne6 12. b4 O-O 13. Bb2 f6 14. Bxf6 Bb7 15. d4 c5 16. Nc2 d5 17. e5 cxb4 18. a3 b4 19. axb4 a5 20. f4 Ba6 21. Ke1 Rab8 22. Na3 Rb2 23. e6 Re2+ 24. Kd1 Rc8 25. e7 Rc1#
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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