[Event "PyChess rated game"] [Site "https://www.pychess.org/ptU66GjL"] [Date "2022.03.19"] [Round "-"] [White "blunderman1"] [Black "Crazy_Eight"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1715"] [BlackElo "1895"] [TimeControl "180+2"] [Variant "Crazyhouse"] [ECO "?"] [Opening "?"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/visualdennis"] [FEN "rnqknrbb/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNQKNRBB/ w KQkq - 0 1"] [SetUp "1"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/pagj2rGd/3eWeBchc"] [Orientation "white"] { First match of the tournament - Played on March 19th 2022. Games 1-6 has been mostly annotated & analyzed by myself (@Crazy_Eight) and some by @visualdennis. blunderman1 is more than welcome to add his notes. I write "CE" next to my comments. I would like to say thanks for all the participants in this fun (&strong) tournament! We're all here mostly to enjoy, and win some cool games on the way ;) } 1. e4 { target } { [%csl Ge2,Ge7] } 1... Nc6 2. f4 g6 3. Nc3 Nd6 4. d3 f5! { CE: I Noticed in chess960 and zh960 something important to know. There's a B/Q on the H&G files In many of the starting positions - ... it often makes moves like f4/f5 really viable and strong (unlike in normal chess). In addition, white's center is vulnerable here, so it makes simple sense } 5. e5 Nxe5 6. fxe5 Bxe5 { 2Pawns>N, in most ZH/ZH960 games. Black is happy here. } 7. Nf3 Bh8 (7... Bxc3!? 8. bxc3 N@a4 { [%csl Gb2,Gc3] }) (7... Bg7! { CE: slower approach other than Bxc3 which would give that B and create chaos and white could get good chances later on. In general, it's more practical at such a position (with 2 useful pawns in hand, vs. a un-useful knight). AKA - the catask approach for winning slow ZH games :) }) 8. Bc5 b6 9. Bxd6 cxd6 10. O-O? { White's position is simply unfortunate. without diags or any clear plan for his knights. With the dark squares issues he's just lost now. It's also important to notice Bh1 isn't the happiest kid in school (nor thus the king sitting next to him). } { Also a general note here: in many starting positions with Bh1, white usually has to play g3 to open up the bishops, which then sometimes weakens h3 as it is not protected like in standard zh/chess by a bishop on f1. Until Bg2, sometimes annoying tactics on h3 (N2h3) can occur fast. } { [%csl Gg1][%cal Gc5g1] } 10... B@c5+ $19 11. N@f2 P@e3 12. d4 Bhxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxd4 14. Nh3 Qxc3 { [%csl Ge2] } 15. N@e2 P@f2+ 16. Nxf2 exf2+ 17. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 18. Kxf2 N@e4+ 19. Kf1 N@d2+ (19... R@e1+ 20. Qxe1 Qxe1+ 21. Kxe1 P@d2+ 22. Kd1 Q@e1#) 20. Kg1 P@f2# { 0-1 Black wins. } 0-1