2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 855
'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. b3
Clock started on 8/26/2017
1... f6 2. Bb2 Qxb3 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. axb3 h6 5. Rxa7 Kxa7 6. Nb2 Nf7 7. d3 b6 8. f3 Bb7 9. Qxb6 cxb6 10. e4 Bxe4 11. fxe4 f5 12. exf5 Bxb2 13. Kxb2 Reb8 14. Rxe7 Ng6 15. Rxd7 Ka6 16. fxg6 Kb5 17. Rxf7 Ra7 18. Rxa7 Ka6 19. Rxa6 Re8 20. Rxb6 Re3 21. Nxe3 h5
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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