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. g4 Ng6
Clock started on 2/2/2022
2. f4 c5 3. Bg3 f6 4. Nc3 d6 5. Bf3 Bf7 6. Nb3 O-O 7. h4 e5 8. f5 Ne7 9. Qg2 Bc7 10. O-O Rb8 11. a4 c4 12. Nc1 Ndc6 13. N1a2 Bb6+ 14. e3 Rd8 15. Kh2 d5 16. e4 d4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Ne7 19. d3 Bxd5 20. Bxd5+ Nxd5 21. Qe4 Ne3 22. Rf2 cxd3 23. cxd3 Qd7 24. Nb4 Rbc8 25. a5 Bc5 26. Nc2 Nxc2 27. Rxc2 Bb4 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. a6 Rc2+ 30. Kh3 b6 31. Qb7 Rc7 32. Qb8+ Qc8 33. Qxc8+ Rxc8 34. Ra4 Bd2 35. Kg2 Rc2 36. Rc4 Rxc4 37. dxc4 Kf7 38. Bf2 Ke7 39. Kf3 h6 40. Ke2 Bb4 41. Kd3 Kd6 42. Bg3 Kc5 43. g5 h5 44. g6 Ba5 45. Bxe5 Kc6 46. Bxf6 Kd7 47. Bxg7 Bb4 48. Bxd4 Ke8 49. Bxb6
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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