2018 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 229
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Suicide960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 3/7/2018
1. g3 h6 2. d3 g5 3. Bxg5 hxg5 4. Nf3 Rxh2 5. Nxg5 Rxf2 6. Nxf7 Qxf7 7. Qxf2 Qxa2 8. Qxf8 Qxb2 9. Qxe7 Qxc2 10. Qxd8 Qxe2 11. Qxc8 Rxc8 12. Rxb7 Qxd3 13. Rxc7 Qxg3 14. Rxd7 Qg1 15. Rxg1 Nf6 16. Rxa7 Rc1 17. Rxa8 Rxa1 18. Rxa1 Ng4 19. Rxg4
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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