Friday, April 28, 2006

Thematic Tourney Next Week

The Kenilworth Chess Club will host a Theme Tournament next week, May 4, 2006, beginning at 8:15 p.m., featuring the moves 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5. The line is sort of a Reversed Sicilian Dragon and typically called the English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (A22, A29). It was chosen, in part, because it was featured in the decisive playoff game between Steve Stoyko and Mark Kernighan which decided the club championship. You can find games with the line at Chessgames.com. Kotronias considers it at length in his book Beating the Flank Openings (which I have seen at Borders, and which you can see several pages from online at Google Books). I have not heard about entry fees or prizes but predict no more than $5 with 100% return to the winners. Unrated of course.

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