2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 510
'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. f4 g5 2. fxg5 Bh6 3. Bxa7 Nxa7 4. gxh6 Ng7 5. hxg7 Nb5 6. gxh8=N Rxa2 7. Nxf7 Bxf7 8. Qxa2 Bxa2 9. Nxa2 Nc3 10. bxc3 b6 11. g3 d6 12. Nf3 Qa8 13. Rb1 Qxf3 14. Rxb6 Qxg3 15. hxg3 cxb6 16. Rxh7 Kc7 17. Rxe7 Kd7 18. Rxd7 b5 19. Rxd6 b4 20. Nxb4
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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