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Exeter Chess Club meets Tuesdays 7:00pm at Heavitree Social Club, Wingfield Park, 2 East Wonford Hill, Exeter [MAP]

Juniors meet 5:30-7:00pm, Tuesdays Sept-May

Tel.Simon Waters (President) (01395) 233 280
Tel.Sean Pope (Secretary) (01392) 436 420
Tel.Dave Regis (Juniors) (01392) 431 785

The Initiative

Thinking

Openings Workshop 2010

22nd_June_2010: Openings workshop

The simpler and more specific queries were dealt with first:

Three results

Playing for three results

Summer Coaching 2010

A bird's eye view of repertoires

When and where to attack (Steinitz' accumulation theory)

How not to beat Andrew Greet

An account of our Christmas simul

Genial Cornish giant Andrew Greet came to show us how it was done before Christmas, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long to catch up and do some notes.  Bob Jones was generous and prompt in his transcription of the games to PGN, so please don't blame him!

Swindles

Diligent explorers of this website may have found a little collection of the finest swindles that I had perpetrated in my career, up to the point where I established this website.  I pulled off another one so appalling that I thought it too should be displayed as a dreadful warning to others.  The serendipity of life ensured that a week or two before, hot new signing Tim Paulden had pulled off a win when a piece down in an endgame, and a week or two after, I witnessed Ian Jamieson come out with a win in a position that the most sympathetic reading would say was unpromising.
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Chess Quotes

"As Olafsson showed me, White can win... It's hard to believe. I stayed up all night analysing, finally convicing myself, and, incidentally, learning a lot about Rook and Pawn endings in the process."
— FISCHER