2018 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 379
'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. c4
Clock started on 3/7/2018
1... a5 2. b4 axb4 3. Rxb4 Nb6 4. Rxb6 cxb6 5. c5 bxc5 6. f4 b5 7. Qxc5 Kb7 8. Qxb5 g5 9. Qxb7 Bxa1 10. fxg5 Qxg5 11. Qxd7 Qxd2 12. Bxd2 Bxd7 13. g4 Bxg4 14. a4 Rxd2 15. Nxd2 Bxe2 16. Bb7 Bxd1 17. Kxd1 Rxb7 18. Nb1 Rxb1 19. a5 Rxd1 20. a6 Rg1 21. a7 Rg3 22. hxg3 Ng6 23. g4 f5 24. gxf5 Be5 25. fxg6
Black defaulted

 

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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