2020 Chess Variants Dropout Tournament, Atom960

Start Position: 681
'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. b3 Nf6
Clock started on 5/17/2020
2. Qc3 c6 3. Qg3 d6 4. Qxg7 b5 5. d4 e6 6. Ba5 Bxa5 7. f4 c5 8. e4 a5 9. b4 axb4 10. a4 b4 11. Kd2 Qa5 12. Rxb4 Rb1 13. Bg4 d5 14. Nh3 cxd4 15. Ng3 Rb4 16. Ne2 dxe4 17. Bf3 Rb2 18. Bb7+ Kc7 19. Ke3 e5 20. fxe5 f6 21. Nhf4 Rb4 22. Nd5+ Kd6 23. Nxb4 f5 24. Kf4 Ke5 25. Nd4 Kd6 26. a5 Kc7 27. Nc6 Kd6 28. Rd1+ Ke6 29. Nd8+ Kf6 30. Rd6+ Kg5 31. Rg6 Kh4 32. Rg5 Bd7 33. Ke5 f4 34. g3+
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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