DoubleRamdonEight

'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 b5
Clock started on 6/1/2021
2. Bf3 a5 3. e5 Qa6 4. a4 g6 5. d4 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Qb6 8. Qd3 b4 9. Nd2 f5 10. b3 Nc7 11. Nc4 Bxc4 12. bxc4 Ne6 13. c5 Qc7 14. Rb1 Bxe5 15. c6 Nxd4 16. Kd1 Nxf3 17. Nxf3 Bc3 18. Nd4 Bxd4 19. Rc1 Bc3 20. cxd7 Qxd7 21. Qxd7+ Kxd7 22. Kc2 e5 23. Rd1+ Kc6 24. f3 Nd6 25. Bf2 Rbd8 26. Bh4 Rd7 27. Rxd6+ Rxd6 28. Rd1 Rxd1 29. Kxd1 Rf7 30. Kc2 Rd7 31. Bg5 Kd5 32. Kb3 e4 33. fxe4+ fxe4 34. Kc2 Ke5 35. g4 Kd4 36. Bf6+ Ke3 37. Bg5+ Kf3 38. h3 e3 39. Bh4 e2
Black 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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