'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. d4 d5
Clock started on 9/9/2021
2. f4 g6 3. Ng3 f5 4. Nd3 Nf7 5. e3 Bb5 6. Be2 Bxd3 7. Bxd3 Nd6 8. Bd2 a5 9. Qf2 Nd7 10. O-O Nf6 11. Qe1 b6 12. b3 h5 13. c4 e6 14. c5 Nf7 15. cxb6 cxb6 16. Rc1 Qb7 17. Ne2 Nd6 18. Nc3 Be7 19. h3 O-O 20. Nb5 Rac8 21. Qg3 Kg7 22. Nxd6 Bxd6 23. Qf3 Ne4 24. Bxe4 dxe4 25. Qe2 Qd5 26. Rxc8 Rxc8 27. Rc1 Rxc1+ 28. Bxc1 Qc6 29. Qd2 Bb4 30. Qd1 Qc3 31. Kh2 Kf7=

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):



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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