A reminder that we’ll be starting a new tournament up the club next week with a plan for monthly thematic blitzes.
The tournaments will run on the line of other club-night blitzes – five minutes each, with five or six rounds, but each tournament will have a set theme, be it a certain opening or a certain endgame or a certain starting position. We plan to run one such tournament a month, ideally on a night when there’s no league games.
Our first tournament, next Wednesday, will be a Scotch tournament. So all games will start 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed 4. NxP. From there, you’re on your own! But you’ve a week to study up on a line or two to try out, both as white and as black.
The first prize – pending availability – is a place on the O’Hanlon team for the final round of games on Sunday 13 April.