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Champion vs Challengers 2017

New posts - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 22:48

On 10 October 2017, club champion Tim Paulden took on 13 challengers in Exeter Chess Club's traditional start-of season simul.

Results:
1. TP 1-0 Ken Bourne (w/d)
2. TP 1-0 Quillan Wilson (w/d)
3. TP 0-1 Giles Body [best game prize]
4. TP 0.5-0.5 Sean Pope
5. TP 1-0 Harry Walker
6. TP 1-0 Richard Player (w/d)
7. TP 1-0 Richard Scholes
8. TP 0.5-0.5 Will Marjoram
9. TP 1-0 John Guard
10. TP 1-0 Brian Aldwin
11. TP 0.5-0.5 Paul O'Neill
12. TP 0.5-0.5 Leif Hafstad (w/d - draw agreed)
13. TP 0-1 Ian Simpson

Final score:
Champion: 9 Challengers: 4

Board 9 (vs Guard) had a particularly exciting finish, with White's attack beating Black's rampant a-pawn by one tempo:

The game continued 1. Bxb5 Rxe3 2. Bxe3 Nxb5 3. f5 exf5 4. Nh6+ Kf8 5. c6 a3 6. Nd7+ Ke8 7. Nxf5 Qh8 (diagram below)

8. Nd6+ Nxd6 9. Qxd6 a2 10. Qe6+ Kd8 11. Bg5+ Kc7 12. Bf4+ Kc8 13. Nc5+ Kd8 14. Nb7#

Many thanks to all who participated, and especially to Dave who MC'd the night and logged the scores!

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East Devon Congress 2018

New posts - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 20:19
2018 East Devon Congress: 23rd-25th February 2018, Exeter Corn Exchange UPDATE: Please visit our new East Devon Chess Congress website at http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com for full details.

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

Exeter 2-4 Exmouth Wanderers 4th May

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 09:46
Exeter 2-4 Exmouth Wanderers 4th May Exeter's first team travelled to face an Exmouth team fortified by some useful signings from East Devon. Simon Waters'

Exeter 2-4 Exmouth Wanderers 4th May

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 09:46
Exeter 2-4 Exmouth Wanderers 4th May Exeter's first team travelled to face an Exmouth team fortified by some useful signings from East Devon. Simon Waters'

Chess on the rise in inner-city schools (ITV)

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Thu, 02/05/2013 - 23:08
http://www.itv.com/news/west/story/2013-05-01/chess-craze-in-schools/ D
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