2018 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Sui960

Start Position: 617
'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. e3 d6
Clock started on 3/3/2018
2. Bg4 Qxg4 3. Ng3 Qxg3 4. hxg3 Nd7 5. d3 e6 6. c3 Bh4 7. gxh4 g5 8. hxg5 Rxg5 9. Rh1 Rxg2 10. Rxh7 Rxf2 11. Rxf7 Bxf7 12. Kxf2 Ng6 13. Nd2 Nf4 14. exf4 Ne5 15. fxe5 dxe5 16. Ne4 c5 17. Nxc5 Be8 18. Nxb7 Rd8
Conditional Moves: 19. Nxd8 a5 20. Nxe6 a4 21. Nxf8 Bg6 22. Nxg6 e4 23. dxe4 a3 24. bxa3
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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