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Champion vs Challengers 2017

On 10 October 2017, club champion Tim Paulden took on 13 challengers in Exeter Chess Club's traditional start-of season simul.

Results:
1. TP 1-0 Ken Bourne (w/d)
2. TP 1-0 Quillan Wilson (w/d)
3. TP 0-1 Giles Body [best game prize]
4. TP 0.5-0.5 Sean Pope
5. TP 1-0 Harry Walker
6. TP 1-0 Richard Player (w/d)
7. TP 1-0 Richard Scholes
8. TP 0.5-0.5 Will Marjoram
9. TP 1-0 John Guard
10. TP 1-0 Brian Aldwin
11. TP 0.5-0.5 Paul O'Neill
12. TP 0.5-0.5 Leif Hafstad (w/d - draw agreed)
13. TP 0-1 Ian Simpson

Final score:
Champion: 9 Challengers: 4

Board 9 (vs Guard) had a particularly exciting finish, with White's attack beating Black's rampant a-pawn by one tempo:

r-----k-
--n---qp
----p-p-
-bPpN---
p--P-PNP
-r-BR-Q-
--------
--B---K-

The game continued 1. Bxb5 Rxe3 2. Bxe3 Nxb5 3. f5 exf5 4. Nh6+ Kf8 5. c6 a3 6. Nd7+ Ke8 7. Nxf5 Qh8 (diagram below)

r---k--q
---N---p
--P---p-
-n-p-N--
---P---P
p---B-Q-
--------
------K-

8. Nd6+ Nxd6 9. Qxd6 a2 10. Qe6+ Kd8 11. Bg5+ Kc7 12. Bf4+ Kc8 13. Nc5+ Kd8 14. Nb7#

Many thanks to all who participated, and especially to Dave who MC'd the night and logged the scores!

East Devon Congress 2018

2018 East Devon Congress: 23rd-25th February 2018, Exeter Corn Exchange

UPDATE: Please visit our new East Devon Chess Congress website at http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com for full details.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2016/17


DCCA Individual Competitions 2016/17

International Junior Challenge Match Sat 8th April

MindSports International

International Junior Challenge Match Sat 8th April

Exeter Juniors vs Philadelphia ASAP


1 Nick (Black) 1-0 Srisa (White)
2 Vignesh (White) 0-1 Shira (Black)
3 Reece 0-1 Elijah
4 Agnes 0-1 Manas
5 Josh 0-1 Sammy
6 Quillan 0-1 Linda
7 Ned 1-0 Amy

The Trebuchet

In an all-parent encounter last week, the players stumbled upon this position, known as the Trebuchet. A trebuchet is a big wooden catapult, and its connection with this position is not known, except that it may catapult a player from joy to despair...

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----Kp--
-----Pk-
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Normally, it's an advantage for it to be your turn so you can get on with your plan, but in this position, whoever has to move next, loses! Can you see how?

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

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)

Exeter & District League - Results 2016/17

League results (updated 21/05/2017)

Club Champion's Simul 2016

Club Champion's Simultaneous Display 11th October 2016
Jeremie Poschmann

1/2 vs Brian Aldwin
1-0 vs Will Marjoram
1-0 vs Ian Simpson
1-0 vs Barry Page-Thomas
0-1 vs Sean Pope
1/2 vs Richard Scholes
1-0 vs Richard Player
0-1 vs Alan Dean
+/- vs Leif Hafstad
0-1 vs Paul O'Neill
0-1 vs Tim Paulden
0-1 vs Alan Smith
0-1 vs Giles Body

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