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. e4 d5
Clock started on 11/21/2021
2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 O-O 4. Ng3 Nxd5 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Qe3 e5 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. O-O c6 10. b3 Nd5 11. Qd2 Nxd3 12. Qxd3 Qe6 13. Bd2 a5 14. c3 Qg6 15. Qxg6 hxg6 16. Nc2 Bf6 17. c4 Nc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc3 19. a4 f5 20. Rbd1 Bf6 21. Rfe1 Rb8 22. h3 b5 23. Rd6 bxa4 24. bxa4 Rb2 25. Nd4 c5 26. Nb5 Bb7 27. Rd7 Ba8 28. Ra7 f4 29. Nh1 f3 30. g4 Rd8 31. Ng3 Bh4 32. Nh1 Be4
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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