2019 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 388
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4
Clock started on 9/23/2019
1... e5 2. c4 g6 3. d4 h6 4. dxe5 Nf6 5. Bxg6 f6 6. Bb2 d5 7. Ne3 c5 8. Be5 Bxe5 9. Nf3 Ng6 10. Nf5 Nh4 11. g4 Bxf5 12. Ne5 Qb8 13. f4 O-O-O 14. bxc5 Rde8 15. Qb2 b6 16. Qb5 Nf3+ 17. exf3 Qd6 18. Qd7+ Kb8 19. Qxa7
White win


Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.


2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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