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'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.
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 5/23/2018
2. Nf3 Ng6 3. c3 d5 4. Bc2 Nc6 5. Qb5 d4 6. cxd4 exd4 7. e5 Bg4 8. Be4 Ne7 9. Qxb7 Bd7 10. Qa6 Rb8 11. Qa3 O-O 12. Qd3 g6 13. Nb3 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. Qf3 Bg7 16. d3 Be6 17. O-O Bxb3 18. axb3 Rxb3 19. Bg5 Qd7 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Bd5 Rb6 22. Rfc1 Rfb8 23. b3 Be5 24. Bc4 Kg7= 25. Re1 Qf6 26. Qe2 Bd6 27. Ra1 Bb4 28. Rec1 a5 29. Qe4=
Draw

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):

bbnnrkrq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RQBKRBNN

 

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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