This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 3/17/20201. d4 d5 2. e3 Bf5 3. g4 Bg6 4. a4 f6 5. Nhg3 Nfe6 6. f4 Bf7 7. Nd2 c5 8. f5 Ng5 9. h4 Ne4 10. Ngxe4 dxe4 11. Bg3+ Kc8 12. Nxe4 cxd4 13. exd4 Nc6 14. Bf3 Nxd4 15. Ra3 Nc6 16. Nc5 g5 17. Rd1 h5 18. Rad3 Ba2+ 19. Kxa2 Qf7+ 20. Kb1 Ne5 21. Qd2 Nxd3 22. Qxd3 e5 23. fxe6 Qxe6 24. Bxb7#
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):
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