'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. c3 Nf6
Clock started on 10/17/2021
2. b3 d5 3. Ba3 Ng6 4. d4 c6 5. Nd2 Bd6 6. Bxd6 exd6 7. Nf3 O-O 8. e3 Bg4 9. Qd2 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Nh4 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. O-O-O Rfe8 13. Rhg1 Ng6 14. a4 c5 15. Nc2 b6 16. Rh1 cxd4 17. cxd4 Qb7 18. Rd2 Nf4 19. Qf1 Ne6 20. Na3 Rc8+ 21. Nc2 Rc3 22. Rd3 Rc6 23. Rd2 Rec8 24. Qe1 R8c7 25. Qd1 Qc8 26. h3 h6 27. f4 Ne4 28. Re2 Nc3 29. Qd2 Nxe2+ 30. Qxe2 Rc3 31. b4 R7c4 32. Rd1 Rxb4 33. Rd2 Rxa4 34. Kd1 Qc4 35. Qxc4 dxc4 36. Kc1 Rb3 37. h4 b5 38. f5 Nc7 39. Re2 Nd5 40. e4 Rxb1+ 41. Kxb1 Nc3+ 42. Kb2 Nxe2 43. Na3 Nxd4 44. Nxb5 Nxb5
Black 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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