'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. f4 g6
Clock started on 1/18/2020
2. Nd3 Nb6 3. g3 Nc6 4. e4 e5 5. Be3 Nc4 6. c3 Nxe3+ 7. Qxe3 O-O-O 8. O-O Kb8 9. f5 f6 10. b4 Bc4 11. a4 Ne7 12. Na3 Qf7 13. Rf2 gxf5 14. exf5 Bd5 15. Nb5 Nc6 16. Ne1 Bxh1 17. Kxh1 d5 18. Nc2 a6 19. Nba3 d4 20. Qe4 Qd5 21. Qxd5 Rxd5 22. c4 Rdd8 23. d3 e4 24. Rd1 e3 25. Re2 Ne5 26. Ne1 Bg7 27. a5 h5 28. b5 Rd6 29. Rb2 c5 30. Rdb1 axb5 31. Rxb5 Rf7 32. Rxc5 Rc6 33. Rxc6 Nxc6 34. Nf3 Nxa5 35. Nxd4 Rd7 36. Nac2 Bh6 37. Rb5
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):



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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