2020 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 15
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g4 Nd6
Clock started on 5/17/2020
2. d3 g5 3. Nc3 c6 4. f4 b6 5. Nd5 cxd5 6. Bxa8 Bxb2 7. fxg5 f5 8. Be3 f4 9. Bd4 f3 10. e4 f2+ 11. Kd2 Rc8 12. c4 Bxc4 13. Ra1 Rc2+ 14. Kd1 Rc1+ 15. Kd2 Rd1+ 16. Kc2 Rxd3
Black win


Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.


2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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