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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. d4 f6
Clock started on 7/13/2019
2. b3 c6 3. g3 Bd6 4. Bb2 Nhg6 5. Qd3 Ne6 6. f4 Nc7 7. O-O-O b6 8. e4 Na6 9. e5 fxe5 10. dxe5 Bc7 11. Ba3 Qe6 12. f5 Qxe5 13. fxg6 Qg5+ 14. Kb2 Be5+ 15. c3 Nb8 16. Rf5 Bxc3+ 17. Nxc3 Qxg6 18. Nge2 Ba6 19. Nb5 Bxb5 20. Rxb5 Qxd3 21. Rxd3 cxb5 22. Bxa8 d6 23. Bd5 Na6 24. Bc6 Rf8 25. Bxb5 Nc7 26. Bc4 b5 27. Bd5 Rf2 28. Rd2 Nxd5 29. Rxd5 Rxe2+ 30. Kb1 a6 31. h4 Rg2 32. Rd3 Kd7 33. Bb2 g6 34. Be5 Ke6 35. Bf4 Kf7 36. Rf3 Kg7 37. Rc3 Rg1+ 38. Kb2 Rg2+ 39. Ka3 a5 40. b4 a4 41. Rc7 Kf8 42. Rb7 e5 43. Bh6+ Ke8 44. Rxb5 Rxg3+ 45. Kxa4 Rg4 46. Bg5 h6 47. Bxh6 Rxh4 48. Rb8+ Kf7 49. Bg5 Rg4 50. Bc1 d5 51. Kb5 d4 52. Kc4 Ke6 53. Re8+ Kf5 54. Kd5 Rg1 55. Rxe5+ Kf6 56. Bg5+ Kg7 57. Kxd4 Rg4+ 58. Kc5 Rg1 59. a4 Rg2 60. b5 Rc2+ 61. Kb4 Rb2+ 62. Ka5
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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