2016 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 672
'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. f4 g5
Clock started on 12/12/2016
2. fxg5 Nh6 3. gxh6 c5 4. b4 Bxh2 5. Rxh2 cxb4 6. Bxh8 Qxc2 7. Bxc2 Ne6 8. Bxh7 Nd4 9. Bxd4 d5 10. Bxa7 Rc8 11. Qxc8 b6 12. Qxe8 f6 13. Qxe7 Bc6 14. Bxb6 Be8 15. Qxe8 f5 16. Bxf5 d4 17. Bxd4 b3 18. 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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