The latest stop on the “Chess for Life” promotion tour was the BPB Limburg Open in Maastricht on Saturday 14th May. It’s the second biggest tournament in Holland in terms of numbers of participants and the top section boasted 6 players above 2600.
Between the 2nd and 3rd rounds, we talked about 3 topics: “Capablanca’s Linked Knights” and “Play like GM Keith Arkell” – as we had done at Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club – and then an extra topic “Attacking with Morphy” inspired by the enormous enthusiasm that Nigel Short displayed for the American genius during our interview with him for “Chess for Life”.
As always, “Play like GM Keith Arkell” attracted a great deal of comment and interest so in a few years’ time you may see a swathe of players from Limburg playing all of Keith’s openings!
Our thanks to the tournament directors for allowing us to give this lecture and for the warm welcome they gave us! Our thanks also to René Coenjaerts for allowing us to use these photos from the tournament website (BPB Limburg Open 2016) The next stop of the tour is Ashtead Chess Club on 31st May. See you there!