This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 6/15/20221. f4 e6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bh6 4. Nd3 b6 5. g4 Ba6 6. e5 c6 7. Ne4 Bf8 8. a4 Nb7 9. Qf3 d5 10. Ng3 Ne7 11. Nb4 Nc5 12. d4 Nd7 13. Nxa6+ Kb7 14. Qe2 Bh6 15. Bd2 f5 16. exf6 Nc8 17. g5 Bf8 18. Nb4 Nb8 19. Nxd5 cxd5 20. Bxd5+ Nc6 21. Bxc6+ Kxc6 22. Qe4+ Kc7 23. Qxa8 Bd6 24. Qf3 Qf8 25. Ne4 Qf7 26. Nxd6 Nxd6 27. Ra3 Nf5 28. Rc3+ Kb8 29. Be3 Qd7 30. Bf2 Qxa4 31. Qc6 Qxc6 32. Rxc6 Kb7 33. Rc3 Nd6 34. Re1 Nb5 35. Rd3 Nc7 36. c4 Kc8 37. Kc2 Kd7 38. d5 exd5 39. Rxe8 Kxe8 40. c5 bxc5 41. Bxc5 a6 42. Bb6
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