SmallDoubleRandomKnockOut

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. O-O
Clock started on 12/10/2019
1... c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. b3 Kc7 5. Nd5+ Kb8 6. Nd3 f5 7. e4 fxe4 8. Bxe4 Nf7 9. c3 Nd4 10. cxd4 exd4 11. Bg2 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. Nf4 Ree8 14. Rfe1 a5 15. Rxe8 Rxe8 16. Re1 Ka7 17. Bd5 Bxd5 18. Nxd5 Bd6 19. Kf1 b6 20. Rxe8 Qxe8 21. Qe1 Qg6 22. Nf4 Bxf4 23. gxf4 Qc6 24. Qe7 Qh1+ 25. Ke2 Qxa1 26. Qxd7+ Kb8 27. Qd8+=
Draw

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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