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. f3 Nb6
Clock started on 12/17/2021
2. e4 e5 3. c3 d6 4. Nc2 f6 5. b3 Be6 6. d4 d5 7. exd5 Bxd5 8. c4 Be6 9. f4 exf4 10. Rxf4 Ng6 11. Bh5 Bf7 12. Re4+ Ne7 13. Bxf7+ Qxf7 14. O-O-O Nxc4 15. bxc4 Qxc4 16. Bb4 Rf7 17. Ng3 a5 18. d5 Qxa2 19. Qa7 Rc8 20. Nf5 Kf8 21. Bxe7+ Rxe7 22. Nxe7 Bxe7 23. Rxe7 Kxe7 24. Qxb7 Re8 25. Qxc7+ Kf8 26. d6 Qe6 27. d7 Re7 28. d8=Q+ Kf7 29. Qg3
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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