'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3 Nf6
Clock started on 1/9/2019
2. Bb2 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. e5 Ne4 5. f3 Nc5 6. d4 Nce6 7. Be2 a5 8. a4 f6 9. f4 g5 10. f5 Nf4 11. Bf3 Nd5 12. O-O-O g4 13. Be4 Qg5+ 14. Kb1 Ne3 15. Bc1 Nxf1 16. Bxg5 fxg5 17. Bxb7 Kxb7 18. Rxf1 h5 19. Ng3 d5 20. N3e2 Nd7 21. Nc3 c6 22. Nge2 Bc7 23. Nc1 Raf8 24. Nd3 h4 25. Rde1 Rh6 26. Kb2 Bb8=

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):



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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