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. b3 Ne6
Clock started on 9/10/2021
2. d4 d5 3. c4 c5 4. cxd5 Nxd4 5. Qxc5 Nc6 6. dxc6 b6 7. Qg5 f6 8. Qd5+ Bf7 9. Qd8 Bd6 10. c7 Qc6 11. Ngf3 Bd5 12. Bf5 e6 13. Bxe6+ Bxe6 14. Nd4 Qd5 15. Nec2 Bf7 16. Ne3 Qc5 17. Ndf5 Bxc7 18. Nh6+ gxh6 19. Qxf6 Bg6 20. Qg7#
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):

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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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