2019 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 60
'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. Nab3 c5
Clock started on 10/3/2019
2. f4 e5 3. Qh4 f6 4. c4 a5 5. Qh5 Qxh5 6. Bxh7 f5 7. h4 g6 8. h5 g5 9. h6 Kg8 10. h7+ Kh8 11. Rh6 Ne7 12. Rf6 Rf8 13. Rf7 Rxf7 14. e4 b5 15. cxb5 gxf4 16. Ne2 f4 17. Nc3 Nc7 18. Nd5 Nxd5 19. Bxc5 d6 20. Rc1 Bc7 21. Nxa5 f3 22. gxf3 Bd8 23. Rc8 d5 24. d4
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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