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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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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?

Devon Juniors Training Day Sat 5th Nov 2016

Materials from the event are linked below.

Very many thanks to Paul O'Neill, Julian Bacon, Ben Sturt and Steve Keay for running the day.

Thanks too to Andrew Ashenhurst and St Peter's School for hosting.

Games for How Good Is Your Chess?

[Event "Lloyds Bank op 14th"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1990.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "White, Randy"]
[Black "Al Marif, S."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C51"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "33"]
[EventDate "1990.08.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1996.11.15"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. O-O d6 7. d4 exd4 8.
cxd4 Bb6 9. Re1 Bg4 10. Bb2 Qf6 11. e5 dxe5 12. dxe5 Qf4 13. e6 Bxf3 14. exf7+
Kf8 15. fxg8=Q+ Rxg8 16. Ba3+ Ne7 17. Bxe7+ 1-0

[pgn]

Riviera Mini-Simul against U9 juniors

In order to get a bit of material to think about a future training event, Devon U9 Team co-Manager, Ben Sturt, took on the might of the U9 entry in a 7-board mini-simul.

These were the games... more on this later!

[Event "Mini-simul"]
[Site "Churston Grammar"]
[Date "2016. 1.10"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sturt,Ben"]
[Black "U9"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C40"]
[EventDate "2016. 1.10"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Bb4 3. c3 Nf6 4. cxb4 Nxe4 5. Nxe5 O-O 6. d3 Nxf2 7. Kxf2 Qf6+ 8. Nf3 Nc6 9. Bd2 Nd4 10. Bc3 Nxf3 11. Bxf6 *

[pgn]
[Event "Mini-simul"]
[Site "Churston Grammar"]

Devon Junior Exchange Chess championship 2016

This inagural event (as far as we know) was attended by 6 pairs of
contestants on Saturday 4th June at the end of half-term.

6th (and best performance by team one of who had never played Exchange chess before) Charles Brock and Oscar Brooks-Feller
3rd= (best performance by team who hadn't met before) Michael Hodgkinson & Fletcher Thompson
2/5 (best performance by all-primary-school team) Ethan Hwang and Charlie Hill
(best performance by a team with Zak in it) Zak Cash and Oscar Wright

The Windmill

[pgn]
[Event "Moscow"]
[Site "Moscow URS"]
[Date "1925.11.25"]
[EventDate "1925.11.10"]
[Round "12"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Carlos Torre Repetto"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "85"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 Be7 6. Nbd2
d6 7. c3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 b6 9. Nc4 Bb7 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. O-O O-O
12. Rfe1 Rfe8 13. Rad1 Nf8 14. Bc1 Nd5 15. Ng5 b5 16. Na3 b4
17. cxb4 Nxb4 18. Qh5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Nxd3 20. Rxd3 Qa5 21. b4
Qf5 22. Rg3 h6 23. Nc4 Qd5 24. Ne3 Qb5 25. Bf6 Qxh5 26. Rxg7+

U14 games 2016

[pgn]
[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Leif Hafstad"]
[Black "Ben Choo Yin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B22"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "68"]

{You made a couple of second-best moves in the opening and then missed a
skewer. You later worked up a nice initiative the exchange down, but you
didn't have quite enough attack or enough time.} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5
4. d4 e6 {[#]} 5. Bc4 (5. Nf3 {is nearly always played: Bxd5 is not much of a

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Chess Quotes

"A draw can be obtained normally by repeating three moves, but also by one bad move."

"The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake"

— TARTAKOVER