2020 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 697
'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. c3 c6
Clock started on 5/15/2020
2. Qd3 d5 3. Qf5+ e6 4. Qg4 Nf6 5. Qxg7 Bg5 6. e3 Qd6 7. Bg4 f5 8. Bf3 Qe7 9. Bd1 Bf6 10. d4 Bh5 11. g4 Be8 12. gxf5 Bg6 13. Bg4 Qf8 14. f3 a5 15. Nh3 Bf5 16. Bxf5 a4 17. a3 Qf5 18. Kd1 Qc2#
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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