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
Clock started on 11/4/2019
1... c6 2. f4 d5 3. b3 Bf5 4. Ne3 g6 5. Nxf5 gxf5 6. Qb2 Nf6 7. Nd3 Bg7 8. Bd4 Nc7 9. Bf3 Ne6 10. Be5 Qc8 11. h3 Rg8 12. g4 fxg4 13. hxg4 Ne4 14. Bxg7 Nxg7 15. Rh1 Rh8 16. Qxg7 Rf8 17. Rxh7 Kd7 18. Ne5+ Kc7 19. Nxf7 Rd7 20. Ne5 Nf2+ 21. Ke1 Ne4 22. Nxd7
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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