2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 892
'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. d3 g5 2. Qxg5 h6 3. Qxe7 Kxe7 4. e3 Kf6 5. Ke2 Rxe3 6. Kxe3 Bh7 7. Nd2 Bxd3 8. cxd3 a6 9. a3 Ba7 10. Ke2 Bxf2 11. Nxf2 Nh7 12. h3 c6 13. a4 Qf8 14. b4 Qxb4 15. Kf3 Qxb1 16. Rexb1 Ke5 17. Rxb7 Ng6 18. Rxd7 Rb8 19. Rxf7 Kd6 20. Rxh7 Re8 21. Rxh6 Rb8
Black 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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