2007 Chess Variants Tournament, Round 1

Start Position: 112
'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. Ng3 b5
Clock started on 2/26/2007
2. e4 g6 3. b3 e5 4. Nf5 Qg5 5. Qg4 gxf5 6. f4 c5 7. O-O Ng6 8. g3 f6 9. c4 h5 10. fxe5 Rf8 11. e5 Bg2 12. Rf5 Bxe5 13. Re7 Ncxe7 14. Ne2 h4 15. g4 Kf8 16. Bxg6 Bf3 17. Nf4 Bxg4 18. d4 Rg8+ 19. Kf2 Rg3 20. Ke2 Re3+ 21. Kd2 f5 22. dxc5 f4
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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