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. Ng3 g6
Clock started on 12/1/2019
2. Nb3 f5 3. d4 f4 4. Ne4 d5 5. Ng5 h6 6. Nf3 Nd6 7. c3 g5 8. e4 dxe4 9. Bxe4 Nxe4 10. Rxe4 Bc4+ 11. Ke1 Qf5 12. Qc2 Nc6 13. Nc5 O-O-O 14. Qa4 Bd3 15. Re5 Bxe5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Qxa7 Nf3+ 18. gxf3 Qxc5 19. Qxc5 e5 20. Kd2 Ba6 21. Qxe5 Rde8 22. Qg7 Rh8 23. Re1 Reg8 24. Qf7 Kb8 25. Re7 Rf8 26. Qg7
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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