2017 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 559
'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. g3
Clock started on 8/26/2017
1... b6 2. Bxa8 d5 3. Bxd5 f6 4. Bxg8 Rxg8 5. d3 Qa4 6. Na3 Qxc2 7. Nxc2 b5 8. a4 bxa4 9. Rxa4 a5 10. Rxa5 c5 11. Rxc5 Rf8 12. Rxc8 Rf7 13. Rxd8 Na6 14. Rxh8 Nc7 15. Rxh7 Rf8 16. Rxg7 Ne8 17. Rxe7 Nc7 18. Rxc7 Rf7 19. Rxf7 f5 20. Rxf5
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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