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 c6
Clock started on 11/6/2019
2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nd3 d5 5. Bd2 Ng6 6. Bf3 O-O 7. Qg2 e5 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5 10. O-O Bf5 11. Rac1 Bc7 12. Rfe1 Qd6 13. e3 Rfe8 14. Qf1 Ne4 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Red1 Qg6 18. c4 f5 19. f4 exf3 20. Qxf3 Re6 21. Re1 Rae8 22. b4 Bd8 23. Kh1 Bg5 24. Rc3 Re4 25. Rf1 Qe6 26. Qxf5 Qxf5 27. Rxf5 Bxe3 28. Bxe3 Rxe3 29. Rxe3 Rxe3 30. Rf2 Re4 31. Rc2 Kf7 32. Kg2 Ke6 33. Kf3 Kf5 34. a3 b6 35. c5 b5 36. Rc3 g5 37. h3 h5 38. Rd3 g4+ 39. hxg4+ hxg4+ 40. Kf2 Ke6 41. Rd6+
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):

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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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