2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 332
'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. g3 Ng6
Clock started on 12/11/2016
2. Nb3 Nh4 3. gxh4 g5 4. hxg5 h6 5. gxh6 f6 6. Ng3 Bxb3 7. axb3 Kf7 8. h7 Rg8 9. hxg8=Q Qxg8 10. Nf5 Qxg1 11. Rxg1 Rg8 12. Nxe7 Kxe7 13. Rxg8 Ke8 14. Rxe8 f5 15. Rxb8 f4 16. Rxb7 c6 17. Rxd7 c5 18. Rxa7 Nc7 19. Rxc7 c4
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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