First Thursday Gambit Tournament

Our Club's match night has long been Monday, but beginning 19-October-2017 we have been meeting on Thursday nights too for talks, tourneys and tuition rather than league or cup games.

Then in 2018 we started a series of First Thursday Gambit Tourneys. As the title suggests, on the first Thursday in each month we run a gambit tournament. It is played at blitz tempo (e.g. 3' + 5") over 5 or 6 rounds with every game starting from the same gambit position decided at random at the start of the evening so no one has advance knowledge.

All chessplayers are hereby invited to attend!

Here are the results so far. A few Thursdays were skipped due to clashes with away matches, etc.

Date
Winner
Opening
Variation
White score
1-Nov-2018 John Mildenhall
Hickmann Gambit
1.c4 f5 2.e4 fxe4
47%
4-Oct-2018 Henrik Stepanyan
Barreiro Gambit
1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Nc6
53%
6-Sep-2018 John Mildenhall
King's Bishop Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Ne7
54%
2-Aug-2018
Neil Owen
Evans Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4
53%
5-Jul-2018
Neil Owen
Falkbeer Counter Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5
50%
7-Jun-2018
Neil Owen
Elephant Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5
60%
5-Apr-2018
Neil Owen
Budapest Gambit
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5
50%
1-Feb-2018
Henrik Stepanyan
Kingfisher Gambit
1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4
60%
11-Jan-2018
Henrik Stepanyan Gibbins Weidenhagen Gambit
1.d4 Nf6 2.g4 Nxg4
55%