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 12/16/2019
1. e4 d5 2. Bf3 dxe4 3. Bxe4 Nd6 4. Bf3 e5 5. d3 g6 6. Nb3 Ne6 7. g3 c6 8. Bd2 f5 9. O-O-O Bf7 10. h4 Qf6 11. Be2 e4 12. Bc3 Qe7 13. Bxh8 Rxh8 14. dxe4 Nxe4 15. Qg2 O-O-O 16. Nfd2 N6c5 17. Nxc5 Nxc5 18. Bc4 Bd5 19. Bxd5 Rxd5 20. Rge1 Qd7 21. Qf1 Rd8 22. Nc4 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 24. Qxd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kxd1 Ne4 26. Ke2 b5 27. Nd2 Nc5 28. b3 Kd7 29. Ke3 Kd6 30. c4 a6 31. Nf3 h6 32. Ne1 Ne4 33. cxb5 cxb5 34. a3 Kd5 35. Nd3 a5 36. Nf4+ Kc5 37. Nxg6 Nc3 38. Ne7 Nb1 39. Nxf5 Nxa3 40. Nd4 a4 41. g4 Kb4 42. g5 Nc2+ 43. Nxc2+ Kxb3 44. gxh6 Kxc2 45. h7 a3 46. h8=Q b4 47. Qa1 Kb3 48. Kd2 a2 49. Kc1 Ka3 50. Qb2+
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):

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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