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Cotswold Congress 23-25 May 2015

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:05

Cotswold Congress

At King’s School, Gloucester, Whitsun Bank Holiday, 23rd – 25th May 2015

Cotswold Congress 23-25 May 2015

New posts - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:05

Cotswold Congress

At King’s School, Gloucester, Whitsun Bank Holiday, 23rd – 25th May 2015

DJCA LAST CHANCE SALOON 2015 - UK Chess Challenge Megafinal Qualifier

Exeter Junior Chess Club Blog - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 00:00

I hope your school runs a Chess Challenge competition this Spring, and I hope you qualify! But if one of those things is not true, there is always the...

LAST CHANCE SALOON

UK Schools Chess Challenge
9:30am Saturday 2nd May 2015 at Kenn Centre, KENNFORD, EX4 1JT
ENTRY FEE £10.00 (please make cheques payable to DJCA)

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DJCA LAST CHANCE SALOON 2015 - UK Chess Challenge Megafinal Qualifier

New posts - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 00:00

I hope your school runs a Chess Challenge competition this Spring, and I hope you qualify! But if one of those things is not true, there is always the...

LAST CHANCE SALOON

UK Schools Chess Challenge
9:30am Saturday 2nd May 2015 at Kenn Centre, KENNFORD, EX4 1JT
ENTRY FEE £10.00 (please make cheques payable to DJCA)

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The most important mistake in chess

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:41
I have been writing about the games from the U14 county team events for many years now (12) and often end up saying the same things. This year we had a couple of particularly clear examples of "the most important mistake in chess" ... which is: ignoring your opponent's threats! Here's a simple example: Black has just played 14...Nb4 and White replied with 15.Bh6

Black went ahead with their plan to gobble the c-pawn: 15...Nxc2??

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The most important mistake in chess

New posts - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:41
I have been writing about the games from the U14 county team events for many years now (12) and often end up saying the same things. This year we had a couple of particularly clear examples of "the most important mistake in chess" ... which is: ignoring your opponent's threats! Here's a simple example: Black has just played 14...Nb4 and White replied with 15.Bh6

Black went ahead with their plan to gobble the c-pawn: 15...Nxc2??

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U14 Training Day 14th February 2014

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:46
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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U14 Training Day 14th February 2014

New posts - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:46
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

New posts - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 19:37
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

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 23:51

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

New posts - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 23:51

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

New posts - Sun, 21/12/2014 - 23:31
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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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
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Chess Quotes

On advanced ideas:
"After giving a student the basic mating patterns and strategies you must begin giving them advanced concepts. At first these ideas will not make sense, many players will have a vague idea of what you are talking about but nothing more. Even a fragmented understanding of these concepts will prove useful though, and eventually they will improve as these lessons are assimilated by repetition and example."
— Jeremy SILMAN, The Amateur's Mind, 1995

 cf.:

"We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development. ... (The "spiral curriculum") ... Is it not possible ... to introduce them to some of the major ... ideas earlier, in a spirit perhaps less exact and more intuitive?"