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 b6
Clock started on 2/9/2022
2. e4 c5 3. Ne2 g5 4. c4 Nhg6 5. b3 e5 6. Nbc3 Ne6 7. Nd5 O-O 8. Be3 Bxd5 9. exd5 Nd4 10. h4 Nxh4 11. Rxh4 gxh4 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Bh6 d6 14. Re4 f5 15. Bxf8 Kxf8 16. Re1 Bf6 17. f4 exf4 18. Re6 Qd8 19. Qb1 Rb7 20. Qxf5 Kg7 21. Bc2 Be5 22. Qxh7+ Kf8 23. Qxb7 Bf6 24. Qh7 a5 25. Bg6
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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