DoubleKnockOut

'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. c4 d5
Clock started on 4/19/2021
2. cxd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. b4 Nd6 5. Bb3 Ne6 6. e3 a5 7. bxa5 Rxa5 8. d4 Ra8 9. N1e2 Ba7 10. Qb2 O-O 11. Bd2 Bd7 12. Rc1 Nf5 13. O-O b5 14. Ng3 Nxg3 15. hxg3 c5 16. Ne2 c4 17. Bc2 h6 18. Bb1 Bb6 19. Qc2 g6 20. e4 Kg7 21. d5 Nc5 22. Nf4 e5 23. dxe6 Nxe6 24. Nd5 f6 25. Bc3 Bd4 26. e5 Be8 27. Nxf6
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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