Captain Evans Standard Chess
Captain William Davies Evans (27 January 1790 – 3 August 1872) was a seafearer and inventor, though he is best known today as a chess player. He is buried at the Belgian port of Ostend.
Around 1825-1826, on shore leave in London, Evans played Alexander Macdonnell, beating the latter with what is now regarded in chess circles as the first creation of the Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4).
- This is a double round robin tournament (all-play-all with both colours).
- One point is awarded for each win, half a point for a draw.
- This is a public mini-tournament, which means that it is open to all players meeting any criteria listed here.
- All games will be played under Standard Chess rules.
- The time control is 'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days).
- Games will be public.
- This mini-tournament was started by Space.
- The winner and first and second runners up in this tournament will earn a SchemingMind Master norm.
- This Mini-Tournament is only open to players rated 1800 or over.
- Games will be started before the closing date, as new players join the tournament.
This is a thematic tournament, all games will start after the following moves:
C51: Evans Gambit1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4