POLICY

'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 a6
Clock started on 8/29/2021
2. d4 b5 3. f3 f6 4. d5 c6 5. dxc6 Nxc6 6. Bf2 Ba7 7. Ne2 Bxf2 8. Nxf2 Bc4 9. Ng3 Bxf1 10. Rxf1 Nb4 11. Qd2 Nxc2 12. Rc1 Nxa1 13. Rxc8+ Qxc8 14. Kxa1 Qc6 15. Ne2 Ng6 16. Nd4 Qc4 17. Nd1 O-O 18. Ne3 Qc7 19. g3 Rc8 20. Ndc2 Ne5 21. Kb1 Nc4 22. Nxc4 bxc4 23. Qc3 Qc5 24. Ne3 a5 25. Kc2 Qb4 26. Qxb4 axb4 27. Nd5 Rb8 28. Nxe7+ Kf7 29. Nd5 b3+ 30. axb3 Rxb3 31. Nc3 g6 32. f4 Ke6 33. Nd5 f5 34. Nc3 fxe4 35. Nxe4 d5 36. Nc5+ Kf5 37. Nxb3 cxb3+ 38. Kd3 h6 39. Kd4 Ke6 40. g4 h5 41. h3 h4 42. Kc5 Kf6 43. Kxd5 g5 44. f5 Ke7 45. Ke5 Kf7 46. f6
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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