This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.1. c4
Clock started on 8/30/20181... e5 2. b4 f5 3. Nc3 g6 4. d3 e4 5. Nb3 Qe7 6. Nd5 Bxd5 7. cxd5 Nb6 8. dxe4 fxe4 9. Nc5 d6 10. Nxe4 a6 11. Qd1 Nfd7 12. Qb3 Re8 13. h4 Nf6 14. f3 Nfxd5 15. Bf2 Qd7 16. Bd3 c6 17. Rc1 Kc7 18. a4 Kd8 19. O-O Be5 20. b5 c5 21. bxa6 bxa6 22. a5 Qa4 23. Qxa4 Nxa4 24. Ng5 Re7 25. Be4 Nac3 26. Rxc3 Nxc3 27. Bxa8 Nxe2+ 28. Kh1 h6 29. Ne4 Kc7 30. Rd1 h5 31. Bd5
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):
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