This Week at the George Cunningham Chess Club

10.03.06 After 1.e4 e5 1. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 "Siegbert Tarrasch called 4 Ng5 'ein stumper zug'--a beginner's move. White has developed two pieces and proceeds to crudely attack with them--obviously not correct strategy. But Steinitz believed otherwise and more recent opinion seems to be mixed on this subject." So writes Nick de Firmian in his colossal work Modern Chess Openings: 14th Edition. Come to the George Cunningham Chess Club this week and decide for yourself at the Fried Liver Attack Tournament.

George Cunningham Chess Club

Meeting this Wednesday, October 4th
University of Maine, Orono
Memorial Union Bumps Room 7-11 pm
Come and drop by for a game (all skill ranges are welcomed!)
At 7:30 this week we will have a tournament featuring the "Fried Liver Attack"
(first - $4, second - $2, third - $1)

Each player will start with the following:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6
4. Ng5 d5
5. ed Nxd5
6. Nxf7 Kxf7
7. Qf3+ Ke6

White to move.

White has traded a knight for a pawn, but black's king is in the center. Which is worth more?

The results of last week's club tourney featuring the 'knight plus pawns versus bishop plus pawns'
was: 1. Ghezai Menelik, 2. Cullen Edes, 3. tie Brian Chick and Sean O'Brien.
Reminder: To all University of Maine undergrad and grad students - The UM Chess Championship
begins October 18. You could be the next UMaine Chess Champion!

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