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. d4 c5
Clock started on 2/16/2020
2. Nf3 cxd4 3. Nxd4 e5 4. Nb3 f5 5. c3 f4 6. g3 Rc6 7. Qg2 Rf6 8. Bd2 Ng6 9. Na5 e4 10. O-O d5 11. Bc2 Be6 12. f3 Qc8 13. Nf2 e3 14. Bxe3 fxe3 15. Ng4 Rf7 16. Qh3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 Qxf5 18. Qxh7 Bc5 19. Qh3 Kc8 20. b4 Bb6 21. Nb3 Nc7 22. Qg2 Nb5 23. a4 Qc2 24. axb5 Qxb3 25. f4 Kb8 26. Rab1 Qc4 27. Rbd1 Rf5 28. Rd3 Qxb5 29. h3 Qc4 30. Kh2 Qc6 31. Rfd1 Re4
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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