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
Clock started on 3/17/2020
1... g5 2. e3 d5 3. Bf3 e6 4. Nd2 f5 5. Nb3 b6 6. Ng3 a5 7. c4 f4 8. exf4 g4 9. Be2 a4 10. Nd2 Nc6 11. Bxg4 Rxg4 12. h3 Rxg3 13. fxg3 a3 14. Nb3 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 16. Bc3 Qg6+ 17. Qc2 Bxg1 18. Qxg6 Nxg6 19. O-O-O Bf2 20. cxd5 Bxg3 21. dxe6 Bxe6 22. Rd8+ Kb7 23. Rd4 Nxf4 24. Bd2 Ne2+
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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