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U14 Training Day 14th February 2014

Sun, 15/02/2015 - 10:46
U14 Training Day 14th February 2015

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday and made such a good effort.

The slideshow I used is attached for you to download.
http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/sites/exeterchessclub.org.uk/files/U14Trai...

The free book and database is here:
http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/downloads
http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/x/FTP/JuniorRepertoire.pdf
http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/sites/exeterchessclub.org.uk/files/juniore...

The software you need for different systems to read the database is linked here:

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Club Championship 2014/15

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 18:37
Club Championship 2014/15 - Crosstable after Round 2 ID NAME Grd T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 -------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Tim Paulden 185 NC --- 2.0 | +B10 +W6 B4 2 Dave Regis 176 NC --- 2.0 | +W11 +B7 W3 3 Lorenz Hartmann 170 NC --- 2.0 | +B12 +W9 B2 4 Giles Body 169 NC --- 2.0 | +W13 +B18 W1 5 Jon Duckham 152 NC --- 1.5 | =B14 +W10 B8 6 Sean Pope 144 NC --- 1.0 | +W15 -B1 W11 7 Charlie Keen 14

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Exeter 4.5-3.5 Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup Sat 10th Jan 2015

Sat, 10/01/2015 - 22:51

1 Waters, Simon (B) 1/2-1/2 Brooks, Paul (W)
2 Frangleton, Andy (W) 0-1 Hui, M (B)
3 Pope, Sean 1/2-1/2 Kinder, Andrew
4 Dobber, Piet 1-0 Taylor, Wiilf
5 Waley, Jonathan 1/2-1/2 Ramesh, Vignesh
6 Marjoram, Will 1/2-1/2 Allen, John
7 Palmer, Eddy 1/2-1/2 Barber-Lafon, Jacquie
8 Whittington, Reece 1-0 Narayanan, Nandaja 4.5-3.5

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How to lose at losing chess

Sun, 21/12/2014 - 22:31
1.e4??                
               
    ( {The simplest loss is} 1.d4?? e5 2.dxe5 Qg5 3.Qxd7 Bxd7 4.Bxg5 Kd8 5.Bxd8 a6 6.Bxc7 Ra7 7.Bxb8           
    b6 8.Bxa7 a5 9.Bxb6 g6 10.Bxa5 Bb4 11.Bxb4 Ne7 12.Bxe7 Rf8 13.Bxf8 h6           

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Things to have available at a chess match

Sat, 06/12/2014 - 11:41
  • milk
  • tea
  • coffee
  • sugar
  • biscuits/snacks
  • tables
  • light
  • heat

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Gambits galore

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 23:53

We welcome to the club a bunch of new members, among whom is Ian
Simpson, who comes to give us better weather, or, at least, better
weather forecasts.

Ian is a big gambit fan and is looking forward to the Rex Willis
Memorial Gambit Blitz Tournament in the Spring.

Ian has his own website which discusses lots of gambit lines:
http://tws27.weebly.com/
Looks good! And essential revision material for the Rex Willis event...

Exeter & District League - Games 2014/15

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 00:13
Games 2014/15 (NEW!) E&D Premiership: Exmouth Elephants 1-3 Exmouth Eagles, 2014.10.15 Board 1 - Steve Murray* 1/2-1/2 Chris Scott Board 2 - David Thomson 1/2-1/2 Bob Jones* Board 3 - Fred Hodge* 0-1 Malcolm Belt Board 4 - Tom Badlan 0-1 Simon Blake*

[pgn]
[Event "E&D Premiership: Exmouth Elephants vs Exmouth Eagles, Board 1"]
[Date "2014.10.15"]
[White "Steve Murray (Exmouth Elephants, Board 1)"]
[Black "Chris Scott (Exmouth Eagles, Board 1)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C50"]
[PlyCount "61"]

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Devon Junior Chess Association Championships 2014

Sun, 30/11/2014 - 23:30

Congratulations to all prize-winners and participants at one of the largest and strongest events I have attended. The Under-15s in particular was a real shark-tank, with last year's prize-winners struggling to make an impression on the field of 30.

http://onionschess.co.uk/sites/onionschess.co.uk/files/DJCAchamps2014res...

Our special parochial congratulations to Exeter's own Reece Whittington, U15 champion after many years of plugging away, and it couldn't happen to a nicer chap.

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DGT XL clocks

Sun, 30/11/2014 - 23:09

In the spirit of 'the best way to learn anything is to try and teach it to someone else', here goes:

DGT XL Clocks
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Part 1: Loading and adjusting pre-set time controls
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1.1. Turn on using the switch underneath the clock. The buttons on the top of the clock are, from left to right:
[ < / S ] back/store
[ - / d ] less/sound
( ' ) start/pause
[ + / ? ] more/moves
[ > / @ ] next/adjust

The only way to reset is the button underneath the clock: it's deliberately

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Chess Quotes

"It is the aim of the modern school, not to treat every position according to one general law, but according to the principle inherent in the position."
— Richard RETI