2007 Chess Variants Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 136
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Atomic960 rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. c3 f5
Clock started on 2/27/2007
2. g3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Qg4 g6 5. Qc4+ Qd5 6. f3 Bb5 7. Ne3 a5 8. h4 h5 9. Qxd5 f4 10. Nd5 c6 11. Nc7 Bd3 12. Bxd3 Nb6 13. g4 Nc4 14. gxh5 Nxd2 15. h5 Rd8 16. Nc2 Ba7+ 17. Kf1 Rd1+ 18. Ke2 Rxh1 19. h6 Ne6 20. Ne8 Ng5 21. Kf1 Kh7 22. Ne1 Bf2 23. Nd3 Ne4 24. Ne5 g5 25. Ng6 Rf8 26. fxe4 f3 27. Ng7 Rd8 28. Nxe7 g4 29. Nf5 b5 30. a4 Ba7 31. Ng3 bxa4 32. Nh5 g3 33. Nf6+ Kg6 34. Ke1 f2+
Black win


Atomic with randomized initial position.

1. Game rules

Initial position is randomly selected, using Chess960 rules. Castling also works as in Chess960.

Apart from that, the game is played according to the normal Atomic rules.


2. Game hints

All the suggestions presented on the Atomic page (and linked internet resources) remain valid in this game too, the same principia of atomic opening, middlegame, and endgame remain in place.

Of course you can no longer refer to the Atomic opening theory, since the first move you are on your own. Be alert! One pointless move will usually let your opponent to organise crushing attack.

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3. Example games

Some example games:

Immediate attack - nice attack in first moves guaranteed white material advantage, the final cleanup is also worth watching,

Straight to the ending - furious opening leads directly to the complicated ending,

Winning bishop pair - nice example of attacking bishops.

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