'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 4/8/2018
1. Nf3 b6 2. O-O Qa6 3. c4 Ng6 4. d4 e6 5. e4 Nh6 6. b3 Ng4 7. Ng3 f6 8. h3 Nh6 9. Rfe1 Bb4 10. Bc3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 O-O 12. d5 exd5 13. exd5 Nf4 14. Re7 Rbd8 15. Rde1 c6 16. Qd2 Ng6 17. d6 c5 18. Nh5 Rf7 19. Bxg6 hxg6 20. Re8+ Rxe8 21. Rxe8+ Kh7 22. Nxf6+ gxf6 23. Rxa8 Qb7 24. Re8 b5 25. cxb5 Qxb5 26. Re7 Qc6 27. Qf4 Kg7 28. Nd2 Nf5 29. Rxf7+ Kxf7 30. Qc4+ Kg7 31. Ne4 Nxd6 32. Nxd6 Qxd6 33. Qe4 Kf7 34. f4 f5 35. Qe3 a5 36. Qc3 Qb6 37. Qc4+= Kg7 38. Kf2 Qc6 39. Qe2 Kf7 40. Qe5 d6 41. Qh8 Qe4 42. Qh7+ Kf6 43. Qh8+ Ke6 44. Qg8+ Kf6=

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):



2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.


3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome

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