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.
Clock started on 11/6/2019
1. e4 e5 2. Ne3 Nc6 3. b3 f6 4. Bc4 Nb6 5. Bxg8 Qxg8 6. Ng3 Qf7 7. c4 O-O 8. Qd3 Nb4 9. Qe2 Nxa2 10. Rc2 Nb4 11. Rc1 c6 12. O-O d5 13. c5 Nd7 14. Nef5 Be7 15. Nh5 Kh8 16. Nhxg7 Rg8 17. Qg4 Nxc5 18. Rc3 Nxe4 19. Rh3 Rxg7 20. Nxg7 Qxg7 21. Qd1 Rg8 22. g3 Ng5 23. Rh4 Nd3 24. Kh1 Bc5 25. f4 Ne4 26. Kg2 Nxf4+ 27. Rfxf4 exf4 28. Rxf4 Bd6
Black 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):

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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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