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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. b3 f6
Clock started on 8/13/2019
2. c4 e5 3. Bc2 Bf7 4. d4 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 Qe7 6. dxe5 fxe5 7. Ne3 Nd6 8. O-O-O O-O 9. Rgf1 c5 10. Bb2 Rbe8 11. Kb1 Nc7 12. g4 b5 13. Nf5 Nxf5 14. gxf5 Bh5 15. f3 bxc4 16. Nxc4 a5 17. Bxe5 Nb5 18. e4 Na3+ 19. Nxa3 Bxa3 20. Bc3 d6 21. Qg2 Qf7 22. Rg1 Re7 23. f6 Rd7 24. fxg7 Re8 25. Rdf1 Bg6 26. f4 Qe7 27. f5 Bf7 28. Qh3 Ra8 29. e5 dxe5 30. f6 Qd8 31. Bxh7#
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):



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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