DoubleRoundDouble1

'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. d4 d5
Clock started on 2/1/2022
2. Nc3 c6 3. g4 Ne6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Nd3 Qc7 6. h3 h6 7. O-O-O O-O-O 8. f4 f5 9. Bf3 fxg4 10. Bxg4 Kb8 11. Ne5 Bxe5 12. fxe5 g5 13. Bg3 Ka8 14. h4 Ng6 15. h5 Rxf1 16. Rxf1 Ngf8 17. Ne2 Bh7 18. Rf7 Be4 19. Bh2 Re8 20. Ng3 c5 21. Nf5 cxd4 22. Bd1 d3 23. Nd6 dxc2 24. Nxe8 cxd1=Q+ 25. Kxd1 Qc2+ 26. Ke1 Qxb2 27. Qf2 Qc1+ 28. Ke2 Qc4+ 29. Ke1 Qc1+=
Draw

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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