Yet another Right Jumble Up

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. d4 d5
Clock started on 7/21/2020
2. c3 e5 3. dxe5 Rxe5 4. O-O f5 5. Ng3 g6 6. Bf4 Re8 7. Ba4 Nd7 8. Qd2 Ncb6 9. Bg5 Bf6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Bxd7 Nxd7 12. e3 O-O-O 13. Rd1 Ne5 14. Qd4 Qb6 15. b4 Nc6 16. Qf4 h6 17. Qxh6 Ne5 18. Qf4 Bf7 19. Qd4 Nc4 20. Nd2 Qxd4 21. cxd4 Nd6 22. Nf3 Rh8 23. Ne2 Rdg8 24. Ng5 Be8 25. Nf4 c6 26. g3 Ne4 27. h4 Nxg5 28. hxg5 Kd7 29. Kg2 Rh7 30. b5 Kd6 31. bxc6 bxc6 32. Rab1 Rgg7 33. Rb8
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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