This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.1. e4 c5
Clock started on 2/13/20222. Ne3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d3 Ne6 5. b3 Ncd4 6. Bc3 Nxf3 7. gxf3 f6 8. Rd1 Nf4 9. Bd2 e5 10. Nc4 Bc7 11. Bxf4 exf4 12. h4 Bh5 13. Kg2 b5 14. Nd2 O-O 15. c4 b4 16. Nf1 f5 17. Kh2 Bd8 18. Rg1 Bf6 19. d4 Bxf3 20. Rd2 fxe4 21. dxc5 Bxa1
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):
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