2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 117
'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. f3 b6
Clock started on 12/12/2016
2. h3 Qb7 3. c3 Qxf3 4. Qxh7 Rxh7 5. exf3 Rxh3 6. Rxe7 Rxe7 7. gxh3 Re2 8. Bxe2 Ba6 9. Bxa6 b5 10. Bxb5 Ng6 11. Bxd7 c6 12. Bxc6 Ne7 13. Bxa8 Nd5 14. Bxd5 Kh8 15. Bxf7 g6 16. Bxg6 Kh7 17. Bxh7 Ba5 18. d4 Bxc3 19. bxc3 a5 20. Ba3 a4 21. Nb3 axb3 22. axb3
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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