2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 371
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. d3
Clock started on 12/16/2016
1... b6 2. b3 Bxg2 3. Bxg7 Qxg7 4. Qxg2 Qxg2 5. Bxg2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nc6 7. Bxf7 Bd4 8. Bxe8 Bxf2 9. Bxc6 Bxe1 10. Kxe1 Ra8 11. Bxa8 c6 12. Bxc6 b5 13. Bxb5 a6 14. Bxa6 Kc8 15. Bxc8 Nd7 16. Bxd7 e6 17. Bxe6 h5 18. Ng3 h4 19. Kd2 hxg3 20. hxg3
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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