DoubleRandomEliteEight

'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. g3 Nc6
Clock started on 8/22/2018
2. d3 d5 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bh3 Qd8 5. Bd2 g5 6. O-O-O d4 7. Nb1 g4 8. Bg2 Ng6 9. c3 e5 10. h4 h5 11. f4 exf4 12. gxf4 f5 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. Rh2 Bg7 15. Qf1 Nxh4 16. Na3 dxc3 17. Bxc3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 g3 19. Rxh4 Qxh4 20. Ng2 Qh2 21. Ne3 g2 22. Qg1 Qxg1 23. Rxg1 h4 24. Nac4 h3 25. Ne5 h2 26. Nxc6+ bxc6
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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