2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 501
'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. f3 b6 2. a3 Qb7 3. h4 Qxf3 4. Nexf3 g5 5. hxg5 Nh6 6. gxh6 Kg7 7. hxg7 Nxg7 8. Rxh7 Rxh7 9. Nh4 Rxh4 10. g4 Rxg4 11. Ke1 Rxg1 12. c4 Rxe1 13. e4 Rxe4 14. Qxe4 e5 15. Qxe5 c6 16. Qxg7 d6 17. Qxf7 Be7 18. Qxe7 a6 19. Qxd6 Bh3 20. Qxc6 Rh8 21. Qxb6 Rg8 22. Qxa6 Ra8 23. Qxa8 Bg2 24. Qxg2
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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