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The Trebuchet

New posts - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 00:06

In an all-parent encounter last week, the players stumbled upon this position, known as the Trebuchet. A trebuchet is a big wooden catapult, and its connection with this position is not known, except that it may catapult a player from joy to despair...

Normally, it's an advantage for it to be your turn so you can get on with your plan, but in this position, whoever has to move next, loses! Can you see how?

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The Trebuchet

Exeter Junior Chess Club Blog - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 00:06

In an all-parent encounter last week, the players stumbled upon this position, known as the Trebuchet. A trebuchet is a big wooden catapult, and its connection with this position is not known, except that it may catapult a player from joy to despair...

Normally, it's an advantage for it to be your turn so you can get on with your plan, but in this position, whoever has to move next, loses! Can you see how?

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Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup Semi-Final 28th Jan 2017

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Sat, 28/01/2017 - 01:00

The visitors took an early lead when, on bottom board, Brian's extra
piece got sidetracked and the opposition's pawns rolled unstoppably
forward. (0-1)

It looked like we would be two down when Will lost a pawn early on,
but, with his opponent focussing on the Queen's-side, he picked up a piece
and put together some decisive threats on the other wing. (1-1)

Always-enterprising Chris Lowe did his best to upset Trefor's solid
build-up, but after some tense manoeuvres, was happy to agree a draw
when White refused to be distracted. (1½-1½)

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Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup Semi-Final 28th Jan 2017

New posts - Sat, 28/01/2017 - 01:00

The visitors took an early lead when, on bottom board, Brian's extra
piece got sidetracked and the opposition's pawns rolled unstoppably
forward. (0-1)

It looked like we would be two down when Will lost a pawn early on,
but, with his opponent focussing on the Queen's-side, he picked up a piece
and put together some decisive threats on the other wing. (1-1)

Always-enterprising Chris Lowe did his best to upset Trefor's solid
build-up, but after some tense manoeuvres, was happy to agree a draw
when White refused to be distracted. (1½-1½)

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Exeter & District League - Results 2016/17

New posts - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 02:20
League results (updated 09/01/2017)

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Re: Fwd: [exeterchessclub] Summaer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 14/07/2013 - 23:57
... Well done Pike, I was wondering who would be the first to spot that... Dr D Mainwaring

Summaer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Fri, 12/07/2013 - 22:52
We've had some requests for sessions and I propose to operate as follows: 7.30pm kickoff, in the small bar 15th July Middlegame gym 22nd July Opening Workshop

Fwd: Chess player in Honiton

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 09/07/2013 - 22:53
*Hi folks Anyone fancy a go at this one? * ... volunteer to play chess with people who are isolated in their homes ? ... I'll put you in touch if you do.

Re: John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Wed, 19/06/2013 - 20:05
... As normal as they get... Once the playoffs for the club championships are over, I'm planning to do some sessions with a coaching purpose. cheers D

Re: John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Wed, 19/06/2013 - 20:04
... We might even be employing people over the summer... I'll have a word with my fellow Director, Angela, on Friday, and get back to you. cheers D

Re: John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Wed, 19/06/2013 - 15:51
apologies for my e-mail, it was meant for just Dave ________________________________ From: Dr Dave Regis To:

Re: John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Wed, 19/06/2013 - 09:04
I didn't know Dominic lawson was a chess player.   By the way Dave you couldn't make use of an 18-year old at work for a few hours a week for a few weeks

John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 18/06/2013 - 22:03
In case you missed it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21798090 D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:05
... Fine idea Jon - happy to do one of those. D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:05
... Fine idea Jon - happy to do one of those. D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 08:55
Hi Dave, Yes - be great idea. What I think might be quite good is to take a few positions - possibly not highly tactical ones - but then just look how you

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 08:55
Hi Dave, Yes - be great idea. What I think might be quite good is to take a few positions - possibly not highly tactical ones - but then just look how you

ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:05
http://drdaveexeter.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/advertisement/ As the last round of the club championship has been posted, I am minded to run another series of

ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:05
http://drdaveexeter.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/advertisement/ As the last round of the club championship has been posted, I am minded to run another series of
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Chess Quotes

"THE KING
The King himself is haughtie care,
Which ouerlooketh all his men,
And when he seeth how they fare,
He steps among them now and then,
Whom when his foe presumes to checke,
His seruants stand, to giue the necke.

  THE QUEENE
The Queene is queint, and quicke conceit,
Which makes her walke which way she list,
Ans rootes them up, that lie in wait,
To worke hir treason ere she wist:
Hir force is such against her foes,
That whom she meets, she ouerthrowes...

— Nicholas BRETON (1542-1626), The Chesse Play.