Selected Openings 2010-11

The Selected Openings tournaments feature a variety of opportunities to play from a set position. The tournament is now managed by Dave Grobler who has kindly sent me details of the latest tournaments. These feature an excellent range of starting positions including a main theme plus some gambits and counter-gambits. The main theme is a Modern Queens Gambit Main Line with first moves being 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb7 6.Bg2 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 c5.

Other tournaments feature the Sicilian – Portsmouth Gambit, the Max Lange, the Urusov Gambit and the Chatard-Alekhine Attack. The Counter Gambit tournaments feature the Winawer Counter Gambit, the Henning Schara, the Adelaide Counter – Gambit and the Bellon Gambit.

SOT Main Theme

  • Queens Indian – Modern Main Line: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb7 6.Bg2 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 c5

Gambit Tournaments

  • Sicilian – Portsmouth Gambit: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4
  • Max Lange: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.e5
  • Urusov Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Bb4 +
  • Chatard -Alekhine Attack: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 !?


  • Winawer Counter – Gambit: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e5
  • Henning – Schara: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd4 cxd4
  • Adelaide Counter – Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 f5
  • Bellon Gambit: 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e4 4.Ng5 b5