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Free chess coaching videos online

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 11:54

I've been slow to tune in to what's available on places like YouTube for chess instruction, but here's a start, and I'll add to it over the while.

Comments and recommendations welcome; if there's an obvious gap I might have a go myself.
http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/contact

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U14 Training Day 2016

Sun, 31/01/2016 - 18:49

Thanks to everyone who came and worked so hard all day on Saturday.

We hope you enjoyed the day and went away with lots to think about and
work on during the next year.

Some notes:

1. We have made a page with links about the day here:
http://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/u14-training-day-2016
(this page!)

2. I talked about a draft of a book I am working on and invited comments
about but I forgot to hand it out! If you'd like to see a copy let me know.

3. Thank you for your feedback about the day; further comments are

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Exeter Junior Chess Club Championship 2015-16

Fri, 15/01/2016 - 21:53
Updated Fri 14th Jan 2016

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Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup 9th January 2016

Sat, 09/01/2016 - 22:37

1 Tim PAULDEN (185) (B) 0-1 John FRASER (176) (W)
2 Giles BODY (163) (W) ½-½ Paul BROOKS (158) (B)
3 Andy FRANGLETON (147) ½-½ Andrew KINDER (151)
4 Sean POPE (142) 0-1 Vignesh RAMESH (141)
5 Reece WHITTINGTON (131) 0-1 Wilf TAYLOR (131)
6 William MARJORAM (115) 1-0 Jacquie BARBER-LAFON (122)
7 Richard PLAYER (115) ½-½ Joshua BLACKMORE (100)
8 Richard SCHOLES (111) 1-0 Michael HUSSEY (99)
TOTAL Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot

Exeter visited Newton Abbot on Saturday and came away with some pride
but with second place.

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DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16 - Games

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 00:33

[pgn]
[Event "DCCA Devon Championship 2015-16"]
[Site "Devon, England"]
[Date "2016.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hurst, Kevin"]
[Black "Hartmann, Lorenz"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B09"]
[PlyCount "70"]
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e5 Nfd7 7. e6 fxe6 8. Ng5
Nb6 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 e5 11. fxe5 dxe5 12. d5 Nd4 13. O-O-O Nxd5 14. Bc4 c6
15. Rdf1 Bf5 16. h4 b5 17. Bxd5+ cxd5 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Ne2 Rc8 20. Rxf5 Rxf5
21. Ne6 Qd6 22. Nxg7 Kxg7 23. h5 Rcf8 24. h6+ Kg8 25. Qxd4 Qe5 26. Qd3 Rf1+ 27.

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DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 00:13
DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

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East Devon Congress 2016

Sat, 19/12/2015 - 21:51
East Devon Congress 2016: 4th-6th March 2016, Exeter Corn Exchange

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Christmas Greetings 2015

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 21:47

You won't be surprised to hear that we won't be meeting
on Friday 25th Dec or Friday 1st January, so the neet meeting
will be Friday 8th January 2016

Thanks for all your support and best wishes for Christmas and New Year

Our Christmas card features a chess puzzle; see the comments for hints!

RULES of EXCHANGE CHESS (2016)

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 21:00
DEVON JUNIOR CHESS ASSOCIATION RULES of EXCHANGE CHESS (2016) 1. Players play in teams of two against other pairs; White and Black play against Black and White. rnbqkbnr RNBKQBNR pppppppp PPPPPPPP .+.+.+.+ .+.+.+.+ 0 +.+.+.+. +.+.+.+. 0 0 .+.+.+.+ .+.+.+.+ 0 +.+.+.+. +.+.+.+. PPPPPPPP pppppppp RNBKQBNR rnbqkbnr 2. Captured pieces are passed to your partner straight away; the pieces you receive will be the same colour as your pieces on your board. 3.

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Exeter Junior Chess Club Championship 2015-2016

Sat, 14/11/2015 - 12:52
Last updated 14th Nov 2015

1. Championship Table (Swiss)

2. Championship Rules

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Exeter & District League - Results 2015/16

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:20

League results (updated 21/12/2015)

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Club Championship 2015/16

Mon, 09/11/2015 - 21:49
Exeter Club Championship 2015-16 Exeter - 25/10/2015, 31/05/2016 Cross Table at round 1 ID NAME Grd | 1 -------------------------------------- 1 Lorenz Hartmann 190 | W12 2 Tim Paulden 185 | B13 3 Kevin Hurst 183 | W15 4 Dave Regis 180 | B16 5 Paul O'Neill 180 | W17 6 Chris Lowe 179 | B18 7 Giles Body 163 | W19 8 Matt Best 155 | B20 9 Jeremie Poschmann 150 | W21 10 Andrew Frangleton 147 | B22 11 Marcus Gosling

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Who would win in a fight between a lion and a bear? (endgame fortresses)

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 16:21

My young colleague Leif enjoys endgames, and has an endless curiosity about unbalanced endgames. So he asks:
can you win with three pawns against a Bishop?
how about a Knight?
what about two Knights?

A pattern we kept running into was:
united pawns on their start squares don't win against a piece (a)
united and *advanced* pawns win against a piece (b)
but
there are some special cases where the side with the piece can set up a blockade or fortressagainst advanced pawns (c)

[pgn]
[Event "Fortress (a)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015.11.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KPPP"]
[Black "KB"]

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Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:26

Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

190 Lorenz Hartmann (W) 0-1 Jack Rudd 216
185 Tim Paulden (B) ½-½ Mike Richardt 187
180 David Regis 1-0 Kevin Hurst 183
179 Christopher Lowe ½-½ Brian Hewson 176
155 Matthew Best 0-1 Simon Bartlett 167
131 Piet Dobber 0-1 Ivor Annetts 153

Negotiations about the date seemed endless, but it was all decided
quickly on the day we visited Tiverton in our first Bremridge League
fixture.

On top board, White played with ambition but not so much coordination
against the Semi-Slav, and allowed a quick Bd6-e5 trapping the Rook in

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Chess Quotes

"To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game."
— -- TARTAKOVER