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.
Clock started on 4/14/2020
1. b3 f6 2. c4 Bf7 3. Nd3 c6 4. a4 e5 5. e4 d5 6. exd5 cxd5 7. Nxe5 fxe5 8. Bxe5 Bxe5 9. Rxe5+ Ne6 10. cxd5 Rc1 11. Nc3 Nc7 12. dxe6 Nxe6 13. Ke1 O-O 14. f3 Nd4 15. Re4 Nc2+ 16. Ke2 Bg6 17. Bxc2 Rxg1 18. Rxg1 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Qd6 20. h3 Rd8 21. Rd1 Qa6+ 22. Ke1 Qe6 23. Rb1 Qe5 24. Rb2 Qg5 25. g4 Qh4+ 26. Ke2 g6 27. Rc2 Qxh3 28. Nd1 Rd7 29. Nf2 Qh6 30. Rb2 Qg5 31. Nd3 h5 32. gxh5 gxh5 33. Rb1 h4 34. Rh1 Rd4 35. Rh3 Kf8 36. Rh1 Kg7
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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