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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.
Clock started on 7/19/2019
1. c4 e5 2. e4 Ng6 3. Nf3 a6 4. Nc3 f6 5. b3 Be7 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8. Nf5 Rf7 9. Nd5 Nc7 10. Bf3 Nxd5 11. exd5 Qc7 12. Re1 O-O-O 13. O-O Bd6 14. Nxd6+ Qxd6 15. g3 Re7 16. Rxe7 Nxe7 17. Re1 Bf7 18. Bc3 b6 19. a4 h5 20. h3 Nf5 21. Bg2 Re8 22. Rxe8+ Bxe8 23. Qe1 Bf7 24. Qe2 Kc7 25. Bf3 g5 26. Bb2 b5 27. axb5 axb5 28. Qe4 Nxg3 29. fxg3 Qxg3+ 30. Bg2 Qxb3 31. Bxf6 Qd1+ 32. Bf1 bxc4 33. Qxc4 d6 34. Qe2 Qxd5 35. Qe7+ Kb6 36. Qd8+ Ka7 37. Qc7+ Qb7 38. Qxd6 g4 39. Qxc5+ Qb6 40. Qxb6+ Kxb6 41. h4 Kc5 42. Kf2 Kd6 43. Ke3 Ke6 44. Bg5 Kf5 45. Bd3+ Ke5 46. Bf4+ Kf6 47. Be5+= Kxe5 48. Bc2 Be8= 49. Bd3 Bf7 50. Bc2 Be8 51. Bd3 Bf7 52. Bc2=

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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