New posts

Syndicate content
Updated: 1 hour 3 min ago

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

Sat, 28/01/2017 - 00:00

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)

read more

Exeter & District League - Results 2016/17

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

read more

Club competition results

Sat, 12/11/2016 - 15:27

This year's results from menu to your left

Previous year's results also to your left

Longer ago: see Roll of Honour

Exeter Chess Club Championship 2016-17

Sat, 12/11/2016 - 15:24

tbd

Duck Chess

Sun, 06/11/2016 - 16:34
It's like chess, only with a duck. The duck is on the chess board at all times. It cannot be moved through or taken, and the square it occupies is for the duck alone. Every chess move must be followed by a duck move. The duck can be moved to any square on the board. So, a game might start: 1. e4/De6 (preventing 1...e5 and 1...e6) 1...c5/De2 (preventing developing of Queen or Bishop) 2.

read more

Devon Juniors Training Day Sat 5th Nov 2016

Sun, 06/11/2016 - 14:51

Materials from the event are linked below.

Very many thanks to Paul O'Neill, Julian Bacon, Ben Sturt and Steve Keay for running the day.

Thanks too to Andrew Ashenhurst and St Peter's School for hosting.

Chess Quotes

"The captain was a good chess player, and the games with him were always interesting. Yossarian had stopped playing chess with him because the games were so interesting that they were foolish."
— Joseph HELLER, Catch-22