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. f4 c5
Clock started on 4/2/2022
2. g4 Nb6 3. d3 d5 4. Nc3 f6 5. Bg3 e5 6. fxe5 Bxe5 7. e4 Bxc3 8. Bd6+ Kf7 9. bxc3 Qe6 10. Bf4 Ke7 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Qf3 Nxc3+ 13. Kd2 Qb6 14. Re1+ Be6 15. Rxe6+ Nxe6 16. Qxb7+ Nc7 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. Kxc3 Nd5+ 19. Bxd5 b5 20. Ne2 g5 21. Bg3 Rhe8 22. Bf3 Kd7 23. Kd2 Ke6 24. Re1 Kf7 25. Bd5+ Kg7 26. Nc3 Rxe1 27. Bxe1 b4 28. Ne4 Kg6 29. Bg3 f5 30. gxf5+ Kxf5 31. Nd6+ Kf6 32. Nxc8
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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