2020 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 325
'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. d3 d6 2. e4 e5 3. Bg4 Be6 4. Be3 Ng6 5. Bh5 Qb5 6. c4 Bh4 7. g3 Qa4 8. b3 Qb4 9. Qxb4 O-O-O 10. O-O-O f6 11. Nc2 Nf4 12. Bxf4 g6 13. h3 b5 14. d4 Bd7 15. c5 d5 16. c6 Be8 17. Nb4 a6 18. exd5 e4 19. d5 Rd6 20. Nc2 Nb6 21. Nd4 Nc4 22. Ne6 Rxe6 23. d6 cxd6 24. Rd8+ Kc7 25. Rd7+ Kb8 26. c7+
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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