2020 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 934
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 5/20/2020
1. f4 c5 2. d4 d5 3. dxc5 d4 4. g4 Bd7 5. Bg2 Bc6 6. Bxc6 Nc7 7. Qg2 Nd5 8. c4 f6 9. Nd3 Rd7 10. Nc5 b5 11. Ne6 g6 12. Nxd4 Rd5 13. Be3 O-O-O 14. Bd4 e5 15. Bxe5 Rd2 16. Rxd2 Ba3 17. bxa3 bxc4 18. Qd5 Qe6 19. Qxe6 f5 20. O-O-O Nf7 21. Rd6
White 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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