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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. e4 f5
Clock started on 8/12/2019
2. Bf3 Bg6 3. Nc3 Na6 4. d4 e6 5. Bf4 Bb4 6. Bd2 c5 7. dxc5 Nxc5 8. O-O-O Bxc3 9. Bxc3 fxe4 10. Be2 Qf7 11. f4 d5 12. Be5 e3 13. Nf3 Nc6 14. g3 Qf5 15. Bd3 Nxd3+ 16. Qxd3 Nb4 17. Qxf5 Bxf5 18. Nd4 O-O 19. a3 Nc6 20. Nxc6 bxc6 21. Rhe1 e2 22. Rd2 Bg4 23. h3 Bf3 24. Rd3 Bg2 25. Re3 Bf1 26. Kd2 Rae8 27. Rb1 c5 28. c3 Rf7 29. b4 Rb7 30. Bd6 c4 31. Ke1 a6 32. a4 Kf7 33. Be5 g6 34. a5 Rc8 35. Bd4 h5 36. h4 Rc6 37. Be5 Ke8=

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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