2018 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 100
'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. Ng3
Clock started on 3/7/2018
1... f5 2. Nxf5 e6 3. Nxg7 Kxg7 4. d3 Kh6 5. Bxh6 b6 6. Bxf8 Qxg2 7. Kxg2 Rexf8 8. h3 Rxf2 9. Nxf2 c6 10. Rd1 Bh2 11. Kxh2 d6 12. Ng4 d5 13. e4 dxe4 14. dxe4 Rg8 15. Rxd8 Rxg4 16. hxg4 c5 17. Rxc8 b5 18. Rxc5 a5 19. Rxb5 h6 20. Rxa5 e5 21. Rxe5 h5 22. gxh5
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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