Theme For The Next Five Weeeks

Posted: 05/11/2012 by Ian in Club News

Ever wanted to play the Freiss Attack, or the Motzko variation of the Morphy Defence? How about the Quaade Gambit?

Starting tomorrow night the theme is going to be “Unusual Openings”

There will be two parallel competitions running. The aristocracy (William, Hilton, Stefan, Graham, and Peter) are going to play a double round robin over five weeks.

Depending on numbers the rest of us will play off in a couple of Swiss System Tournaments back to back. As an incentive if there are four or more Juniors involved for each of the next five nights  there will be a book prize for first and second Junior based on cumulative points. (No prizes if we don’t manage that many Juniors numbers due to exams).

There will be two games per night with a different unusual opening (selected from Modern Chess Openings by one of the Juniors, with the first seven moves for each side played out on the board) for each. Time control will be 20 + 3.


So .. perhaps it is to be Von Gottschall’s Attack in the Scotch Game, or maybe the Siesta Variation of the Steinitz Defence: Come along to find out


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