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. g3
Clock started on 6/15/2022
1... e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. e4 Bc5 4. Nb3 Bb6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nd5 Nge7 7. Nxb6 axb6 8. f4 f6 9. Bc3 Rf8 10. f5 g6 11. g4 h5 12. g5 fxg5 13. Rxg5 gxf5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Qg2 Ra4 16. a3 Bg4 17. h3 Bf3 18. Qg1 Bxh1 19. Qxh1 Raf4 20. O-O-O Rf2 21. Nd2 Qh6 22. Rg2 d5 23. Qg1 Rxg2 24. Qxg2 d4 25. Bb4 Nxb4 26. axb4 b5 27. Kb1 Rg8 28. Qe4 Nc6 29. c3 Qf4 30. Qd5 Rg3 31. Qxb5 Rxh3 32. Nc4 Qf3 33. Kc2 dxc3 34. bxc3 Rh2+ 35. Nd2 Qg2 36. Qc5 Qf2 37. Qd5 Qg2 38. Qc5 b6 39. Qf8+ Kb7 40. Kc1 Rh1 41. Rxh1 Qxh1+ 42. Kc2 h4 43. b5 Na7 44. c4 h3 45. Qf5 h2 46. Qxe5 Qg2
Black 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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