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 c5
Clock started on 8/29/2021
2. b4 e5 3. bxc5 f6 4. Nb3 d6 5. Qe3 dxc5 6. Nxc5 b6 7. Nb3 Bd6 8. Ng3 Ne7 9. O-O O-O 10. a4 Bc5 11. Nxc5 bxc5 12. Ba2+ Nf7 13. Bb2 Qc7 14. Ba3 Rc8 15. Ne2 c4 16. Nc3 a6 17. Bxc4 Qxc4 18. Bxe7 Rfe8 19. Ba3 Qc7 20. h3 Red8 21. Rc1 Qd7 22. Rfd1 Qd4 23. Kf1 Qc4+ 24. Qe2 Qxe2+ 25. Kxe2 Ng5 26. Ke3 Ne6 27. h4 Nd4 28. f3 f5 29. g3 f4+ 30. gxf4 exf4+ 31. Kf2 h5 32. Be7 Rd7 33. Bg5 Rf8 34. Ne2 Ne6 35. d4 Nxg5 36. hxg5 Kh7 37. c4 Kg6 38. Rb1 Kxg5 39. Rg1+ Kh6 40. Rb6+ Kh7 41. Rg5 Bb7 42. Rxh5+ Kg8 43. c5 Rc7 44. a5 Bxe4 45. fxe4 f3 46. Ng1 Rf4 47. Nxf3 Rxe4 48. Ne5 Rxd4 49. Rb8+
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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