Save the date: this coming Monday our resident Italian gent, Matteo, is hosting an evening dedicated to the Caro-Kann, at The Albion.
This will be one of our final nights at the Albion before moving back to Lytton Hall when the season proper begins later this month, and it is set to be a cracker.
Matteo will be covering the main variations of the Caro-Kann defence, with the aim of showing how Black can always enter the middle game at least equal, if not ahead of White.
The session will also cover the seemingly unfair reputation amongst players that the opening has as a “drawish” line.
Lines to be covered will include the following:
- Mainline (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5)
- Two Knights Variation (1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3)
- Anti-Caro-Kann (1.e4 c6 2.c4 d5)
- Classical Variation
- Modern Variation
No matter your level, it will certainly be an in-depth session on the defence – perhaps particularly relevant for players at the lower end of the rating scale who may be unfamiliar with it.
Session starts at 7.30pm – don’t be late! As ever, no need to be a member – this is open to anyone who’s interested. The more, the merrier! In the immortal words of Homer Simpson… “molto bene”
If that’s not enough… please find some details below about an upcoming tournament being hosted by our friends at GLCC. Key details as follows:
- Date: Tuesday 12th September
- Time: 6.45pm start
- Entry: £8 (advance), £12 (on the day)
- Prizes: 40% of the entry pot!
- More information: www.glcc.org.uk
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nigel Blades)