DoubleDouble2

'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. c4 c5
Clock started on 4/1/2022
2. Nhg3 Nc6 3. b3 Be5 4. Bxe5 Nxe5 5. Be4 b6 6. f4 Nc6 7. Rc3 g6 8. f5 Qg7 9. Qb1 d6 10. Bd5 Nb4 11. Ne4 Nxd5 12. cxd5 Bd7 13. f6 Qh6 14. Kd1 Bf5 15. fxe7 Qf4 16. Nf6+ Kg7 17. e4 Qf2 18. Rh1 Qxg2 19. Nh5+ Kh6 20. exf5 Qxh1 21. Ng3 Qg1 22. Qe4 Qd4 23. Qxd4 cxd4 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Ne4 Nc7 26. f6 Nxd5 27. Nfg3 Re8 28. Nxd6 Nxf6 29. Kc2 Rxe7 30. Ndf5+ gxf5 31. Nxf5+ Kg5 32. Nxe7 Ng4 33. h3 Nf2 34. Nc6 d3+ 35. Kc3 f5 36. Kd4 a6 37. Ne5 f4 38. Nxd3 Nxd3 39. Kxd3 Kh4 40. Ke2 Kg3 41. Kf1 Kf3 42. h4 a5 43. h5 b5 44. a3 Ke4 45. Ke2 a4 46. bxa4 bxa4 47. d3+ Kd4 48. Kf3 Kxd3 49. Kxf4 Kc3 50. Kg5 Kb3 51. Kh6=
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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