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How to beat your Dad at chess

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 11:39

[pgn]
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.01.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sequiera, Alfie"]
[Black "Sequiera, Alistair"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C53"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2018.01.21"]

{No problems for White here: there are a couple of points in the opening you
could have another look at.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 d6 5. d4 exd4
{So far, so good!} 6. Nxd4 ({The idea of c3 is to take over the centre, and
you can do that with a gain of time here after} 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. Nc3 $16) 6...

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Some basic openings

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:10

You have to be able to make a decent start in a game of chess, or you risk being blown away by your opponent's better development. Knowing a few openings in a bit of detail is some insurance against traps and ideas that you haven't seen before.

So, here are some variations in common openings that you can -- and should -- learn. At each turn, try and learn not just what is the right move(s) but why that move is preferred.

[pgn]
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.01.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Felix"]
[Black "Openings"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C54"]
[PlyCount "11"]

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DCCA Division 1 Bremridge: Newton Abbot 1-5 Exeter 16.12.17

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 16:48

DCCA Division 1 Bremridge: Newton Abbot v Exeter 16.12.17: game scores
%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor
Newton Abbot (Home) White on odd boards

[pgn]
[Event "Bremridge Newton Abbot v Exeter Board 1"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.12.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stephen Homer"]
[Black "Paul O'Neill"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "181"]
[BlackELO "188"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. h3 Nbd7 5. Bd3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Bc2 O-O 8. d4
e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. c4 b6 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. Qe2 h6 13. Rd1 Qe7 14. Ba4 Rfd8 15.

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Chess Quotes

"There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world"
— Pierre Mac ORLAN, via Jose Spaleniec, Paris