GIGANTE DOBLE K.O.

'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. e4 d5
Clock started on 3/7/2021
2. g3 Bc6 3. d3 dxe4 4. dxe4 g6 5. Bc3 e5 6. Ne3 Nd7 7. Ne2 Qe7 8. Nd5 Bxd5 9. exd5 Nh6 10. Qg2 Qd6 11. h3 Nf5 12. Bd2 Bg7 13. O-O O-O-O 14. c4 Rde8 15. a3 Nc5 16. Bb4 Nd4 17. Nxd4 exd4 18. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 19. Rxe1 Qb6 20. Qf3 Na6 21. Bxf8 Bxf8 22. Re8+ Kd7 23. Qxf7+ Kd6 24. Qxf8+ Kd7 25. Qe7#
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):

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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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