2006 Chess Variants Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 288
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3
Clock started on 2/20/2006
1... e5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Bf5 Re6 4. Bxh7 Rg6 5. g4 Nb4 6. Qa3 Nxa2 7. Ne3 b6 8. Nf5 Ke8 9. f3 Be4 10. d3 Qa6 11. Rc1 Qa2 12. O-O Rh6 13. h4 Bxf5 14. g5 Re6 15. g6 f6 16. Ng3 e4 17. Nf5 c5 18. Nd6+ Bxd6 19. fxe4 Qd2 20. Rf3 f5 21. Re3+ Qxe3 22. h5 f4 23. h6 f3 24. exf3 Ke7 25. h7 Kf6 26. h8=Q Kf5 27. Re1 Kg4 28. Qh3+ Kf4 29. Qg3+ Kf5 30. Qg4+ Kf6 31. Qg5#
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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