DFR KO

'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. d4 d5
Clock started on 10/17/2021
2. c4 g6 3. c5 c6 4. Bg5 Ng7 5. Bxe7+ Kxe7 6. e4 Ne6 7. exd5 cxd5 8. Ne3 Kf8 9. O-O b6 10. b4 Qb7 11. Nb3 Qc7 12. g3 Bb7 13. f4 f5 14. Nxf5 gxf5 15. Qxe6 Qe7 16. Qxf5+ Qf7 17. Qxh7 Qxh7 18. Bxh7 Rg7 19. Bd3 Bc7 20. Rde1 Nf7 21. a4 Bb8 22. b5 Ba8 23. c6 Bc7 24. Kg2 a6 25. h3 Bd6 26. Kh2 a5 27. Re6 Kg8 28. Rfe1 Kf8 29. Rf6 Rc8 30. Ree6 Kg8 31. Nd2 Bf8 32. Nf3 Rd8 33. Ng5 Nxg5 34. fxg5 Rc8 35. Rg6 Rc7 36. Re8 Rxg6 37. Bxg6 Bxc6 38. bxc6 Rxc6 39. Bd3 Rd6 40. h4 Rc6 41. Rd8 Rc3 42. Bb5 Kf7 43. g6+ Kg7 44. h5 Bb4 45. Rd7+ Kh6 46. Rh7+ Kg5 47. g7 Rc8 48. Rh8 Rxh8 49. gxh8=Q Bc3 50. Qe5+ Kg4 51. Kg2 Bxd4 52. Bd7#
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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