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. e4 c5
Clock started on 1/16/2020
2. g3 g5 3. d3 Ne6 4. f3 b5 5. Bg2 f6 6. Nhf2 Nf7 7. a3 Nd4 8. Ne3 Ne5 9. Qh1 Qg6 10. Nfg4 Nf7 11. Nf2 h5 12. Nh3 c4 13. dxc4 bxc4 14. Bd2 Be5 15. Bb4 c3 16. Bxc3 Rxc3 17. bxc3 Nb5 18. Qf1 Nxc3+ 19. Kc1 Nd6 20. Nc4 Nxc4 21. Qxc4 g4 22. Ng1 Nxe4 23. fxe4 Qg5+ 24. Kb1 Qd2 25. Qe2 Qc3 26. Ra2 Kg7 27. Kc1 Rb8 28. Rf1 Qc5 29. Nf3 gxf3 30. Rxf3 Bc6 31. Rf5 d6 32. Bf1 Qb6
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):

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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