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Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup 9th January 2016

1 Tim PAULDEN (185) (B) 0-1 John FRASER (176) (W)
2 Giles BODY (163) (W) ½-½ Paul BROOKS (158) (B)
3 Andy FRANGLETON (147) ½-½ Andrew KINDER (151)
4 Sean POPE (142) 0-1 Vignesh RAMESH (141)
5 Reece WHITTINGTON (131) 0-1 Wilf TAYLOR (131)
6 William MARJORAM (115) 1-0 Jacquie BARBER-LAFON (122)
7 Richard PLAYER (115) ½-½ Joshua BLACKMORE (100)
8 Richard SCHOLES (111) 1-0 Michael HUSSEY (99)
TOTAL Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot

Exeter visited Newton Abbot on Saturday and came away with some pride
but with second place.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16 - Games

[pgn]
[Event "DCCA Devon Championship 2015-16"]
[Site "Devon, England"]
[Date "2016.01.31"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paulden, Tim"]
[Black "Martin, Steve"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A01"]
[PlyCount "64"]
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Qe7 6. Nf3 f6 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3
Bh5 9. Qe1 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qh4 Bxf3 12. Rxf3 O-O-O 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14. d4
Bd6 15. Nd2 g5 16. Qf2 h5 17. Rf5 Re8 18. Nf1 h4 19. c4 Qe6 20. cxd5 cxd5 21.
Rc1 Bf4 22. Qc2 Bxe3+ 23. Nxe3 Qxe3+ 24. Kh1 Qg3 25. Qc6 Re1+ 26. Rf1 Rxf1+ 27.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

2016 East Devon Congress

2016 East Devon Congress: 4th-6th March 2016, Exeter Corn Exchange

Christmas Greetings 2015

You won't be surprised to hear that we won't be meeting
on Friday 25th Dec or Friday 1st January, so the neet meeting
will be Friday 8th January 2016

Thanks for all your support and best wishes for Christmas and New Year

Our Christmas card features a chess puzzle; see the comments for hints!

Exeter & District League - Results 2015/16

League results (updated 17/05/2016)

Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

190 Lorenz Hartmann (W) 0-1 Jack Rudd 216
185 Tim Paulden (B) ½-½ Mike Richardt 187
180 David Regis 1-0 Kevin Hurst 183
179 Christopher Lowe ½-½ Brian Hewson 176
155 Matthew Best 0-1 Simon Bartlett 167
131 Piet Dobber 0-1 Ivor Annetts 153

Negotiations about the date seemed endless, but it was all decided
quickly on the day we visited Tiverton in our first Bremridge League
fixture.

On top board, White played with ambition but not so much coordination
against the Semi-Slav, and allowed a quick Bd6-e5 trapping the Rook in

Bubble Blitz tournament 12th October 2015

Many congratulations to Kevin Hurst (pic attached) who triumphed in our inaugural ECC Bubble Blitz tournament last night, scoring an unbeaten 8/9 with a characteristically fizzy display of attacking chess.

The Chess Doctor at the DJCA Riviera Tournament 2015

We had lots of wonderful volunteers at the Riviera, which left me free
to be a roving coach. Come and see the Chess Doctor, I said, and he
will find our what's wrong with your chess, and suggest some treatments.

Jokes

I usually have about my person some positions to amuse young players at the end of an evening.

Here are some of my favourites:

Problems
Hints
Solutions

Problems.

White to play and...

1. Mate in half a move (?)

--------
--------
----Q---
--------
N-------
---k----
--------
R-K-----

2. Mate in 6 (Halumbirek)

K-k-----
P-Pp----
-p-P----
--------
p-------
P--P----
--------
--------

3. Mate in 2 (?)

RNB----k
--------
-------K
--------
--------
--------
pppppppp
--------

4. Mate Black without taking a pawn (Brown)

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Chess Quotes

"As one by one I mowed them down, my superiority soon became apparent."
— CAPABLANCA, My Chess Career

  (You could look at that statement as astounding egotism or the simple truth, and either way I guess you'd probably be right. - Timothy Hanke)