Milky Way Championship.

'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. O-O f5
Clock started on 6/28/2020
2. c4 e5 3. b3 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. e3 Qg6 6. Nd5 Nb4 7. Nxb4 Bxb4 8. Bxe5 d6 9. Bc3 a5 10. Qb2 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 h5 12. f4 h4 13. h3 Ra6 14. Bf3 Ne7 15. d4 d5 16. Rb1 Bf7 17. Rfc1 O-O 18. Qe1 Qh6 19. Nf2 g5 20. Nd3 Raa8 21. fxg5 Qxg5 22. Nf4 c6 23. cxd5 Nxd5 24. Nxd5 cxd5 25. Qc3 Rae8 26. Re1 Qd8 27. Rbc1 b5 28. Qc7 Re7 29. Qf4 Rfe8 30. Qg5+ Kf8 31. Qxf5 Rxe3 32. Rxe3 Rxe3 33. Rc8 Qxc8 34. Qxc8+ Kg7 35. Kf2 Rd3 36. Ke2 Rxd4 37. Qc3
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):

bbnnrkrq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RQBKRBNN

 

2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.

 

3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome


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