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What are the odds?

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Sat, 04/10/2014 - 18:49

We discussed odds-giving last Friday - that is, starting without one or more of your pieces.

I mentioned one of my favourite Lasker stories, where he teased a player who didn't know hime, which I quote from Chernev (1948):

Lasker `I think the odds of a Knight is an advantage to the odds-giver. You can get your Queen Rook into play quickly, and work up a strong attack. Let me try to give you a Knight odds.' Lasker's adversary assured him that at Knight odds, he (Lasker) would not have a chance. They tried a game though, and Lasker won. `You see,' said

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What are the odds?

New posts - Sat, 04/10/2014 - 18:49

We discussed odds-giving last Friday - that is, starting without one or more of your pieces.

I mentioned one of my favourite Lasker stories, where he teased a player who didn't know hime, which I quote from Chernev (1948):

Lasker `I think the odds of a Knight is an advantage to the odds-giver. You can get your Queen Rook into play quickly, and work up a strong attack. Let me try to give you a Knight odds.' Lasker's adversary assured him that at Knight odds, he (Lasker) would not have a chance. They tried a game though, and Lasker won. `You see,' said

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Club Champion Simul 30th Sept 2014

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 21:46

Dave Regis took on all-comers on Tuesday and for once managed to extract a plus score. Congratulations to all those who took a point from him, and to last man standing John Guard.

Tim Paulden 0-1
Giles Body 1-0
Sean Pope 1-0
Will Marjoram 1/2
Charles Keen 1-0
Piet Dobber 1-0
Richard Scholes 0-1
John Guard 0-1
John Hoyle 0-1
Adel Salman 0-1
Louis Ten-Holter 0-1
Barry Page-Thomas 0-1
Tom Murray 0-1

5.5-8.5

Club Champion Simul 30th Sept 2014

New posts - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 21:46

Dave Regis took on all-comers on Tuesday and for once managed to extract a plus score. Congratulations to all those who took a point from him, and to last man standing John Guard.

Tim Paulden 0-1
Giles Body 1-0
Sean Pope 1-0
Will Marjoram 1/2
Charles Keen 1-0
Piet Dobber 1-0
Richard Scholes 0-1
John Guard 0-1
John Hoyle 0-1
Adel Salman 0-1
Louis Ten-Holter 0-1
Barry Page-Thomas 0-1
Tom Murray 0-1

5.5-8.5

Simul by England Junior Theo Slade 8th July 2014

Exeter Chess Club: Dr.Dave's Blog - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:58

On Tuesday 15 July, we were honoured to host a simultaneous display by 13-year-old Theo Slade, the region's most promising up-and-coming chess star. Theo is a key member of the England junior squad and has earned a grading of 179 in the recent ECF list, having been expertly coached by Dave Regis for many years.

On the night of the simul, eleven of our club regulars bravely lined up to face Theo, but in the end our two centuries of collective experience proved no match for the young whippersnapper, who scored a convincing 8 - 5 victory (including two return matches against Piet and Jon).

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Simul by England Junior Theo Slade 8th July 2014

New posts - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:58

On Tuesday 15 July, we were honoured to host a simultaneous display by 13-year-old Theo Slade, the region's most promising up-and-coming chess star. Theo is a key member of the England junior squad and has earned a grading of 179 in the recent ECF list, having been expertly coached by Dave Regis for many years.

On the night of the simul, eleven of our club regulars bravely lined up to face Theo, but in the end our two centuries of collective experience proved no match for the young whippersnapper, who scored a convincing 8 - 5 victory (including two return matches against Piet and Jon).

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Re: Fwd: [exeterchessclub] Summaer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 14/07/2013 - 22:57
... 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 - 21:52
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 - 21:53
*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 - 19:05
... 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 - 19:04
... 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 - 14:51
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 - 08:04
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

John Humphrys on chess

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 18/06/2013 - 21:03
In case you missed it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21798090 D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 08:05
... Fine idea Jon - happy to do one of those. D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 08:05
... Fine idea Jon - happy to do one of those. D

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 07:55
Hi Dave, Yes - be great idea. What I think might be quite good is to take a few positions - possibly not highly tactical ones - but then just look how you

Re: ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 07:55
Hi Dave, Yes - be great idea. What I think might be quite good is to take a few positions - possibly not highly tactical ones - but then just look how you

ADVERTISEMENT Summer Coaching Sessions 2013

Exeter Chess Yahoo Group - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:05
http://drdaveexeter.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/advertisement/ As the last round of the club championship has been posted, I am minded to run another series of
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