'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. c3 g6
Clock started on 7/9/2020
2. Nc2 c5 3. f3 d5 4. Bf2 b5 5. Nd3 d4 6. e3 dxc3 7. Na3 b4 8. Nc4 cxd2 9. Qxd2 Bd5 10. Rc1 O-O 11. O-O Nf6 12. Qe2 Nbd7 13. Rfd1 Nb6 14. Nxb6 axb6 15. Nxb4 Bb7 16. Rxd8 Rxd8 17. e4 Qa8 18. Nd3 Ba6 19. Rc3 Ne8 20. Ra3 Qb7 21. Qc2 Bxd3 22. Rxd3 Rxd3 23. Qxd3 Bxb2 24. Qd8 Kf8 25. Be3 Bg7 26. Bd3 Qc7 27. Qxc7 Nxc7 28. Kf2 Ke8 29. Ke2 Kd7 30. a4 Kc6 31. Kd2 b5 32. axb5+ Nxb5 33. Bxb5+ Kxb5 34. Bf4 Kc4 35. Kc2 Bc3 36. g4 e5 37. Bh6 Kd4 38. h3 Ba5 39. Bc1 Bd8 40. Bd2 Bh4 41. Bc1 g5 42. Bb2+ Ke3 43. Bxe5 Kxf3 44. Kd3 Kg2 45. Ke2 Bg3 46. Bc3 Kxh3 47. Kf3 c4 48. Bd2 f6 49. Bc3 Be5
Black 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):



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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