2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 731
'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 8/26/2017
1. c3 a6 2. a3 h6 3. Na2 Ra7 4. d3 Ra8 5. Nb4 g5 6. Nxa6 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 bxa6 8. Bg7 Rxg7 9. f4 gxf4 10. Ne3 Rxg2 11. Rxg2 fxe3 12. Rf2 exf2 13. Bxa8 Kxa8 14. Qg1 fxg1=K 15. Kc2 Kxh2 16. Rg1 Kxg1 17. e3 Ng6 18. e4 Nh4 19. Kb3 Ng2 20. e5 e6 21. a4 h5 22. Ka2 Kb7 23. Kb1 Kf1 24. Kc1 Nh4 25. Kc2 Qf6 26. exf6 Ne7 27. fxe7 f5 28. a5 c6 29. b3 Kb6 30. axb6 Ng2= 31. b7 h4 32. b8=N h3 33. Nxd7 Bxd7 34. e8=B Bxe8 35. Kc3 h2 36. b4 c5 37. bxc5 Bc6 38. Kc4 Bb5 39. Kxb5 axb5 40. c6=


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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