FireAndIce

'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. b4 b5
Clock started on 6/26/2018
2. a4 Bb7 3. Bb2 Bxg2 4. Ng3 Bxh1 5. Nxh1 Nf6 6. Ng3 a6 7. Nf3 bxa4 8. Qxa4 e6 9. c3 Be7 10. Ne4 Qb5 11. Qc2 Qh5 12. Nxf6 Bxf6 13. Qxh7 Qxh7 14. Bxh7 g6 15. h4 Ke7 16. Ra1 Kf8 17. Ra5 Kg7 18. h5 Kxh7 19. hxg6+ Nxg6 20. e4 d5 21. exd5 exd5+ 22. Kd1 c6 23. Rc5 Ne7 24. Kc2 Kg7 25. c4 Bxb2 26. Kxb2 Kf6 27. cxd5 cxd5
Black 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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