10 January 2010

Queens Lead the Attack

Continuing with Finding Games by Good Chess960 Players, I looked at some of the games played by Chess.com's highest rated chess960 players. The following position arose after two moves in a game between the current highest rated player (name 'John Doe') and his 'Best Win' (i.e. win over highest rated opponent).


It's a definite candidate for Extravagant Openings in Chess960.
Here's the PGN game score.

[Event "Chess960 Players Group vs American Group - Board 1"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2009.09.24"]
[White "desperadoes"]
[Black "SeverusSnape"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1942"]
[BlackElo "2173"]
[TimeControl "1 in 3 days"]
[Termination "SeverusSnape won by resignation"]
[Variant "Chess960"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "nrbknqrb/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/NRBKNQRB w KQkq - 0 1"]

1.e3 g5 2.Qb5 Qh6 3.Nf3 g4 4.Nd4 Qxh2 5.Rf1 Nd6 6.Qa5 a6 7.g3 b6 8.Qa4 c5 9.Ne2 Bb7 10.Bxb7 Rxb7 11.Qxa6 Nc7 12.Qa4 b5 13.Qa3 b4 14.Qa4 Ne4 15.Ke1 c4 16.d4 e5 17.Bd2 Rg6 18.Bxb4 Rf6 19.dxe5 Rxf2 20.Rxf2 Qxf2+ 21.Kd1 Bxe5 22.Be1 Qxe3 23.Qxc4 Rb6 24.c3 Rd6+ 25.Kc2 Rd2+ 26.Bxd2 Qxd2+ 27.Kb3 d5 28.Qc6 Qxe2 29.a3 Nd2+ 30.Ka2 Nxb1 31.Kxb1 Qf1+ 32.Ka2 Qc4+ 33.Qxc4 dxc4 34.Nc2 Bxg3 35.Ne3 h5 36.Nxc4 h4 37.Ne3 h3 38.Nxg4 f5 39.Nh6 f4 40.Nf7+ Ke7 41.Ne5 h2 42.Nc6+ Kd6 0-1

Compare the PGN against the other examples I listed in Chess960 PGN.

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