'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4 b5
Clock started on 9/1/2019
2. e3 Bb7 3. Bf3 d5 4. Nb3 e5 5. Na5 c6 6. Nxb7+ Qxb7 7. Nh3 g6 8. d3 Qe7 9. c4 Bf6 10. e4 Nd7 11. a4 Nh6 12. axb5 cxb5 13. cxd5 O-O 14. Qa6 Rfc8 15. Qxb5 Qd8 16. Bd2 Rcb8 17. Qc4 Rc8 18. Qa2 Bg7 19. O-O f6 20. Kh1 Kh8 21. Rfc1 Nf7 22. Bd1 Qb6 23. Be3 Qb7 24. Rc6 Nd8 25. b5 Nxc6 26. bxc6 Qc7 27. Rb7
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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