'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. b4 c6
Clock started on 4/2/2022
2. c4 f6 3. Nhg3 Ne6 4. d4 Nac7 5. Ne3 Bg6 6. Nef5 Qf7 7. O-O O-O-O 8. d5 Ne8 9. dxe6 dxe6 10. Qb3 exf5 11. Bxf5+ e6 12. Bd3 Bc7 13. Rfd1 Qe7 14. Bxg6 hxg6 15. Rxd8+ Bxd8 16. Rd1 f5 17. c5 Nc7 18. Be5 Nd5 19. b5 Qxc5 20. bxc6 Qxc6 21. Qb2 Bg5 22. Rb1 b6 23. f4 Nxf4 24. Bxf4 Bxf4 25. Qxg7 Qc5+ 26. Kh1 Be5 27. Qxg6 Qe3 28. Qxe6+ Kb8 29. Nf1 Qe4 30. Rc1 f4 31. Qc6 Qxe2 32. Qc2 f3 33. gxf3 Qxf3+ 34. Qg2 Qb7 35. Qxb7+ Kxb7 36. Kg2 Bd4 37. Ng3 Bc5 38. Rc2=

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):



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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