Points earned after Tournament 1:
Tip of the Day:
It was noticed that many of you decided to play exd5 after 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5! This is known as the Exchange Variation of the French.
In the diagram above, White has captured d5, after which Black will usually recapture with exd5. Even though the position seems symmetrical and dry, a typical plan to play for a win is for White to play for c4, or if allowed Black for c5! This will often result in an isolated pawn if captured.. The player without the isolated will have a target to go after, while the player with the isolated pawn will have more space for his pieces. Below are some examples of both scenarios.
White plays c4!
A great example of Black being allowed to play c5!
A game where both players go for c4 and c5!
See you guys at 4pm on Mar 10!