2018 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 931
'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. f3
Clock started on 3/7/2018
1... e6 2. b3 g6 3. Bxh8 e5 4. Bxe5 Qd6 5. Bxd6 Nxd6 6. e4 Nxe4 7. fxe4 g5 8. Qxf7 Ne7 9. Qxe7 g4 10. Qxd7 Rxd7 11. Ngf3 Rxd2 12. Kxd2 gxf3 13. gxf3 b6 14. c4 Bxe4 15. fxe4 Kb7 16. c5 bxc5 17. Kc3 c4 18. Kxc4 c5 19. Kxc5 Rd8 20. Rxd8 Ka8 21. Rxa8 a6 22. Rxa6 h6 23. Rxh6
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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