DoubleKnockOut3

'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. c4 c5
Clock started on 11/9/2021
2. Nc3 Nc7 3. b3 e6 4. e4 d5 5. Nf3 d4 6. Nd1 Na6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. a3 e5 9. O-O Qc7 10. Bb2 Nb8 11. h4 Nc6 12. g3 Bd7 13. Qg2 a5 14. Nh2 a4 15. f4 axb3 16. f5 h5 17. Nf2 N6a7 18. Nf3 b5 19. g4 Nb6 20. g5 Nxc4 21. Bxc4 bxc4 22. f6 Bf8 23. Qg3 Be6 24. fxg7 Bxg7 25. g6 f6 26. Nh3 Qd7 27. Kh2 Nc8 28. Qg2 Ne7 29. Nfg1 Rh6 30. Rf3 Rxg6 31. Rg3 Rxg3 32. Qxg3 Kh8 33. Nf3 Bxh3
Conditional Moves: 34. Qxh3 Qxh3+ 35. Kxh3 Bh6
34. Rxc4 Qb5 35. d3 Be6 36. a4 Qa5 37. Rc1 Bh6 38. Ng5 Qd2+ 39. Qg2 Qf4+ 40. Qg3 fxg5 41. Qxf4 gxf4 42. Rxc5 f3 43. Rxe5 Bf4+ 44. Kg1 Bxe5
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):

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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