Troon Library Junior Chess Club meets every Wednesday during school term time from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Troon Library

  • For primary school age children

Contact Troon Library to find out availability as places are limited

Featured Opening for January – Fried Liver Attack (Two Knights Defence)

Play through the moves of this opening to see the Fried Liver Attack

White has sacrificed a Knight for a Pawn in order to weaken Black’s King!

White’s Attack

  • White’s Bishop is pinning Black’s Knight to the King
  • White’s Queen is forking Black’s King and Knight

Black’s Defence

  • Black’s Knight is pinned to the King by White’s Bishop and therefore cannot move away from the attack
  • Black’s Knight is attacked twice and only defended once. Can you spot the two pieces attacking the Knight and the one piece defending it?
  • Black is also in check and therefore must get out of check

Black only has one move which can defend the Knight twice whilst getting out of the check – can you see it?

“Openings” Competition – 2019-2020 Season

Leaderboard

PlayerPointsPosition
Joe11st=
Liam11st=
Ethan11st=
Jack0.54th=
Logan0.54th=
Ruby06th=
Cara06th=
Arran06th=
Owen06th=
Luke06th=

Results

DateWhiteResultBlackOpening
08/01/2020Joe1 - 0RubyFried Liver Attack
08/01/2020Owen0 - 1EthanFried Liver Attack
08/01/2020Logan0.5 - 0.5JackFried Liver Attack
08/01/2020Liam1 - 0CaraFried Liver Attack

Next month’s featured opening . . .

Featured Opening for February – Scotch Gambit (Scotch Game)

Play through the moves of this opening to see the Scotch Gambit

White has given up a Pawn in order to gain momentum in development and to prepare for castling on the kingside