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. e4 d6
Clock started on 8/22/2018
2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bc6 4. Bd3 Be7 5. Be3 f6 6. O-O-O Ndf7 7. h4 h5 8. f4 Nh6 9. d5 Bd7 10. dxe6 Bxe6 11. f5 Bf7 12. Bxh6 gxh6 13. Nf3 c6 14. Qf2 Be8 15. Ne2 Nf7 16. Bc4 Rg4 17. Be6 Qc7 18. Nc3 Ne5 19. Nxe5 dxe5 20. Rh3 Rf4 21. Qe3 b6 22. Ne2 Bc5 23. Qd3 Rf2 24. Rg3 Kb7 25. Rg8 b5 26. Kb1 a5 27. Nc3 Rf4 28. Nd5 cxd5 29. Bxd5+
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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