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. e4 g6
Clock started on 12/16/2019
2. Bf3 d6 3. g3 Bc6 4. Nb3 b6 5. d4 e6 6. Be3 Ne7 7. O-O-O Nd7 8. Bg2 f6 9. c4 f5 10. d5 exd5 11. exd5 Bb7 12. Bg5 Qf8 13. Re1 Bf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Re6 Qf7 16. Nfd2 Nf8 17. Re2 O-O-O 18. Rge1 Rd7 19. Nd4 g5 20. Nc6 Nfg6 21. b3 a6 22. Re6 Bxc6 23. dxc6 Rdd8 24. Nf3 h6 25. Nd4 Qg7 26. Nc2 Rh8 27. Kb1 Rde8 28. Nb4 a5 29. Nd5 Ne5 30. Kc2 Nxd5 31. Bxd5 Kd8 32. f4 Ng6 33. fxg5 hxg5 34. Qg2 Ne5 35. Rxe8+ Rxe8 36. Re2 Re7 37. a4 Qf8 38. Re3 Qe8 39. Qe2 Nxc6 40. Rxe7 Qxe7 41. Qf3 Nd4+
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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