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'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. c4
Clock started on 7/17/2019
1... c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. Rxb4 e5 4. Nf3 g6 5. Ba4 Nb6 6. Bc2 Ne6 7. Ng3 d6 8. O-O Qc7 9. d3 Bd7 10. e3 f5 11. Qa3 Ra8 12. d4 a5 13. Rbb1 Nxc4 14. Qc3 b5 15. Rfc1 e4 16. Nd2 d5 17. a3 Ke7 18. Nxc4 bxc4 19. Rb2 Rgb8 20. Rcb1 Rxb2 21. Rxb2 Bf6 22. Ne2 g5 23. Ng3 Ng7 24. a4 h5 25. Rb1 h4 26. Nf1 Ne6 27. Bb2 Kf7 28. Ba3 Bc6 29. Nd2 Kg6 30. Qb2 g4 31. Qb6 Bd8 32. Qxc7 Bxc7 33. Be7 h3 34. g3 Kf7=

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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