GET LUCKY, WITH a KNOCKOUT, IN a BLITZ!!!

'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g3 g6
Clock started on 10/30/2019
2. f4 Nf6 3. e4 b6 4. Nf2 Bb7 5. d4 Ne6 6. c3 Ng7 7. e5 Nd5 8. Nf3 h6 9. Nd2 Nf5 10. Nc4 Ba6 11. b3 e6 12. Bd2 Qc6 13. Qe2 Bg7 14. O-O b5 15. Na5 Qb6 16. b4 O-O 17. Nd3 d6 18. Rf2 Rbc8 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Be4 c5 21. dxc5 dxc5 22. Nxc5 Bf8 23. Nab3 Nfe7 24. Be3 Nxe3 25. Qxe3 Nd5 26. Bxd5 exd5 27. Qd2 Rcd8 28. Nxa6 Qxa6 29. Qd4 Re6 30. Re3 Bg7 31. Nc5 Qc8 32. Nxe6 Qxe6 33. Qxa7 Qc6 34. Qd4 Rd6 35. Qd1 Re6 36. Rd2 Qc4 37. Kf2 g5 38. fxg5 Bxe5 39. Rxd5 Bxc3 40. Rd8+ Kg7 41. Rxe6 Qxe6 42. gxh6+ Qxh6 43. Qg4+ Qg6 44. Qxg6+ Kxg6 45. Rb8 Bxb4 46. Rxb5 Ba3 47. Rb3 Bc5+ 48. Kf3 f5 49. a4
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):

bbnnrkrq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RQBKRBNN

 

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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