2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 268
'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. e4 a6
Clock started on 8/21/2017
2. Qxa6 bxa6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Ne5 d6 5. Nxf7 Bxf7 6. f4 d5 7. exd5 exd5 8. d4 Qa3 9. bxa3 Bg6 10. Bf2 Bxc2 11. Kxc2 Kd7 12. a4 Ba7 13. Kc3 Bxd4 14. Kxd4 c6 15. Bxh7 Rxh7 16. Kxd5 Rxh2 17. Kxc6 Rxc6 18. Rxc6 Kxc6 19. Rxh2 Kc5 20. Bxc5 Nd6 21. Bxd6 Nc7 22. Bxc7 a5 23. Bxa5 g5 24. fxg5
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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