DoubleFisherRamdom

'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. g3 g5
Clock started on 9/27/2020
2. d4 e5 3. Bxg5 f6 4. Be3 Bh6 5. Qd2 Bxe3 6. Qxe3 exd4 7. Qxd4 Nd6 8. Qxa7 Nb5 9. Qa4 c6 10. O-O Ne7 11. Nd3 Nf5 12. Nb3 Re8 13. Bf3 h5 14. h4 Nbd6 15. Qf4 Qg8 16. e4 Re5 17. Nxe5 fxe5 18. Qg5 Qxg5 19. hxg5 Ng7 20. Kg2 O-O-O 21. Rh1 Rh8 22. Nd2 b5 23. a3 Kc7 24. b3 c5 25. Ra1 Bc6 26. a4 bxa4 27. bxa4 c4 28. a5 c3 29. Nb3 Nxe4 30. Rhd1 Nd2 31. Nxd2 cxd2 32. Rxd2 Bxf3+ 33. Kxf3 Ne6 34. g6 Ng5+ 35. Ke3 Rg8 36. a6
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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