'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. b4 d5
Clock started on 9/9/2021
2. d3 c6 3. Nb3 Bb6 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. Bb2 h6 6. a4 Qh7 7. a5 Bc7 8. e3 Nf6 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nh4 Bd6 11. c3 Bd7 12. d4 Nc7 13. Nd2 O-O-O 14. Be2 Rg7 15. Ndf3 a6 16. Bd3 f5 17. O-O Rdg8 18. Ne1 e5 19. dxe5 Bxe5 20. Qc2 Rg5 21. f4 Rh5 22. Nef3 Bd6 23. g3 Nb5 24. Bxb5 axb5 25. Qd2 Qg7 26. Kh1 Be7 27. Rg1 Bf6 28. Rbc1 Be6 29. Ng2 Qg4 30. Qf2 Qxg3 31. Qxg3 Rxg3 32. Nge1 Rgh3 33. Rg8+ Kc7 34. Kg2 d4 35. cxd4 Bd5 36. Rg3 Bxf3+ 37. Nxf3 Rxg3+ 38. Kxg3 Kd6 39. Rc5 Ke6 40. a6 bxa6 41. Rxc6+ Ke7 42. Rxa6 Bg7 43. Ra5 Bf8 44. Rxb5 Kd6 45. d5 Kc7 46. Nd4 Bd6 47. Nc6 f6 48. Ra5 Kb6 49. Ra2 Kb5 50. Ra5+ Kc4 51. h4 Kd3 52. Ra3+ Ke4 53. Ra5 Kxe3 54. Ra3+ Ke4 55. Rf3 Kxd5 56. b5 Kc5 57. Rb3 Kb6 58. Nd8 Be7 59. Ne6 Bd6 60. Ng7 Rxh4 61. Kxh4 Bxf4 62. Nxf5 Be5 63. Kh5 Kc5 64. b6 Kc4 65. Rg3
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):



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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