Originally posted by wittywonkawittywonka would
Would anyone be interested in a thematic tourney with the Grivas Sicilian? The starting position is shown below:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6
It's a relatively unexplored line that resembles the Scheveningen Variation of the Siclian, from what I've read.
Originally posted by TyrannosauruschexYep. The platforms' going to be very busy when that lot get a full head of steam on.
The tournament is up and running, I dont usually play thematic tournaments but this one got me interested.
I am glad I am not in group 5, that is going to be a tough slog to win.
Originally posted by skeeterI'm not really that worried. I honestly doubt that I'll win (from a realistic standpoint), but I won't go out without fighting. I've had a few draws against 1800+ players, and even an occasional win. So I'll take a stab at it. Thanks for the encouragement, though.
...and you. Don't be intimidated. Play to your strengths and remember, thematic matches tend to favour the brave.