This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.1. c3 e5
Clock started on 9/9/20192. d4 exd4 3. cxd4 d5 4. Bf4 Nd6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bb3 c6 7. e3 O-O 8. h3 Rc8 9. Qh2 Nde4 10. f3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Qa5 12. Kd2 Rfe8 13. g4 g6 14. h4 c5 15. Rc1 b5 16. Bd6 cxd4 17. Bb4 dxc3+ 18. Bxc3 Rxc3 19. Rxc3 Rc8 20. Kd1 Qxc3 21. Nd2 d4 22. exd4 Bxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Qxf3+
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):
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