The George Cunningham Chess Club

09.19.06 The George Cunningham Chess Club at the University of Maine, Orono is back online for the 2006 -2007 academic year. Come on down for skittles, serious chess, blitz or theme tournaments. For those not familiar with theme tournaments, all players start their games with a previously chosen opening variation. This week's variation is the first seven moves of the Open Ruy Lopez. It's a great way to explore the middle and endgame positions arising from a particular opening.

The George Cunningham Chess Club
University of Maine Orono
First meeting this Wenesday, Sepember 20th and ongoing on Wednesdays
Memorial Union Bumps Room 7:00 p. m. - 11:00 p. m.
Come and drop by for a game!

At 7:30 p. m. we will be holding a 5-minute time limit tournament.
First place prize: $4
Second place prize: $2
Third place prize: $1

All entrants will start using the Open Variation of the Ruy Lopez. So everyone starts with the
following moves:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6
4. Ba4 Nf6
5. O-O N x e4
6. d4 b5
7. Bb3 d5
White to move.


This opening idea is particularly good for me,
as it helps me to remember
the point in the opening where lines diverge.

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