2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 540
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 12/16/2016
1. g3 c6 2. e3 Bxg3 3. hxg3 f6 4. Rxh7 Bxh7 5. Bh2 Bxc2 6. Kxc2 Rxh2 7. Nxh2 Qg6 8. d3 Qxg3 9. fxg3 Ng6 10. Qc3 Nh4 11. gxh4 c5 12. Qxf6 gxf6 13. b4 cxb4 14. Nb3 Nd6 15. Nc5 Ne4 16. Nxd7 Kxd7 17. dxe4 f5 18. exf5 Ke6 19. fxe6 b3 20. Kxb3 b6 21. Ng4 Rb8 22. Bf5 Ra8 23. Rg1 Rd8 24. Rd1 Rxd1 25. Bb1 Rxb1 26. a4
White win

 

Suicide with random initial setup.

1. Game rules

Initial position is setup randomly, according to the Chess960 rules.

Apart from that, all rules of Suicide are in place - you win by loosing all your pieces (or having less material in case of stalemate), you must capture if you can (but you can pick which capture to make if you have many possible captures), kings are normal pieces which you can capture and promote to, there is no castling, there is no check or mate.

 

2. Tips and Tricks

In Suicide960, it is important to remove your rooks, bishops and queens early. Bishops, however, can sometimes be handy to be left until the end, as they are very mobile. The a and h rank pawns can sometimes be problematic, so they are also good to remove first.

Be careful with the rooks, they can easily become loose cannons, the same can happen with a queen. However, it is easier to shield a rook behind a pawn than a bishop or queen. In the end game, having a rook can be a big advantage. (There are probably lots of opinions about this!)

Knights are easy to remove early, trapping pawns into taking them.

 

3. Example games

Loose bishop disaster - white finds forced win at move 2, by offering whole army to the furious bishop

 

 


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