'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. e4 e5
Clock started on 1/25/2021
2. Ne3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. c4 b6 5. d3 Ne7 6. Bg4 h5 7. Bh3 c5 8. Ne2 f6 9. f4 exf4 10. Nxf4 Bh6 11. Nfd5 Bxe3+ 12. Rxe3 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nf5 14. Re2 Qf8 15. O-O Ned6 16. Qe1 Kc7 17. Bc3 Re8 18. Rxe8 Nxe8 19. Bxf5 gxf5 20. Qg3+ Kc8 21. Rxf5 h4 22. Qf2 h3 23. g3 Qh6 24. Qf4 Qxf4 25. Rxf4 Rh6 26. Kf2 Kd8 27. Rh4 Rxh4 28. gxh4 Ke7 29. Kg3 Ng7 30. Kxh3 d6 31. Kg4 Kf7 32. h5 f5+ 33. Kg5 f4 34. Kxf4 Ne8 35. Kf5 Nc7 36. h6 Kg8 37. Kg6 Ne8 38. h7+
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):



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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