OFP Salver Opening for March (2020) – The Ruy Lopez (Spanish Opening) – Exchange Variation

White to play

OFP Salver Standings

Bob Reid9917
Cameron Smith9912
Robin Templeton 7012
Phil Thomas577
Len Weir53.512
Frank Park50.510
Dean McCusker404
Ross Duffy368
Mike Chapman348
Sandy Gibson2010
Alex Smith144
Graeme King132
David Ferguson 113
Michael McKean111
Clive Baird81

In this friendly tournament games begin from a set position in a featured opening. A new opening is selected each month. The idea behind a new opening is to introduce some interesting openings that some players may not have seen before and thus gain some learning /ideas

A player can only play 2 games per night. Points are scored on a handicap system based on players’ gradings. The minimum time limit is 30 minutes each

Download overview, rules and scoring system

This season’s OFP Salver openings

February 2020 – King’s Gambit – Falkbeer Counter Gambit

January 2020 – Alekhine Scandinavian Variation – The Spielmann Gambit

November / December 2019 – Tennison Gambit

October 2019 – Kopec System (Sicilian Defence)

September 2019 – Lewis Gambit

Click here to see Radford Trophy & OFP Salver Winners from 1983 to Present