Exeter Chess Club [MAP] is a strong and thriving club in Devon (South-West England), established in 1895, which plays in the Exeter and District Chess League and the leagues organised by the Devon County Chess Association.

This website tells you about the club and its junior wing and keeps members and visitors up to date with developments; you might be particularly interested in our coaching materials and Dr.Dave's Chess Coaching Blog.



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The chess family tree

Last week the juniors saw the game of Shogi played. It's the sort of chess played in Japan, and by our new friends Kaz and Hatzune. How is Shogi related to the sort of chess that we normally play?


I usually have about my person some positions to amuse young players at the end of an evening.

Here are some of my favourites:



White to play and...

1. Mate in half a move (?)


2. Mate in 6 (Halumbirek)


3. Mate in 2 (?)


4. Mate Black without taking a pawn (Brown)

Club Championship 2014/15

Championship 2014-15
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME                 Grd   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6 
  1 Dave Regis            176  NC ---  5.5 | +W9   +B5   +W2   +B3   =W4   +B8  
  2 Lorenz Hartmann       170  NC ---  4.5 | +B11  +W10  -B1   =W16  +W5   +B4  
  3 Tim Paulden           185  NC ---  4.5 | +B12  +W8   =B4   -W1   +B9   +BYE 
  4 Giles Body            169  NC ---  4.0 | +W13  +B17  =W3   +B6

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (DRAFT)

Exeter Chess Club and Exeter Junior Chess Club

Safeguarding policy

We acknowledge the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and are we will make sure safeguarding practice reflects both our legal responsibilities and Government guidance and also complies with the English Chess Federation Guidelines (Attached).

Coaching Programme Summer 2015

Coaching Programme Summer 2015

Tuesdays 7.30pm Small Bar, Heavitree Social Centre

7th July Opening workshop (move orders in the Accelerated Dragon, home-made openings, suggestions from the floor) http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/opening-workshop-2015
14^th July: Passed Pawn Pandemonium http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/passed-pawn-pandemonium
21^st July: Tactical knockouts with Tim: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/tims-tactics
28^th July: Blunder-checking http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/blunder-proofing-your-game