RooksRock

'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 5/30/2018
2. Nbc3 Bg5 3. Ne3 Nf6 4. h4 Bxe3 5. Qxe3 b6 6. Bh2 d6 7. f3 N8d7 8. Bc4 Bb7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Bb3 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. d4 Re8 13. dxe5 Nc5 14. Qd2 Nfd7 15. Bxd5 Bxd5 16. Qxd5 Qxd5 17. Rxd5 O-O 18. b4 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Ne6 20. Bd6 Rc8 21. Bxf8 Kxf8 22. Ne4 Nf4 23. Rd2 f5 24. Nd6 Rc6 25. Nxf5 g6 26. Rhd1 gxf5 27. Rd7 Nxg2 28. Rxh7 Ke8 29. Rdd7 Nxh4 30. Rxa7
White win

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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