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.
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!
[Site "Churston Grammar"]
[Date "2016. 1.10"]
[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 *
[Site "Churston Grammar"]
I've been slow to tune in to what's available on places like YouTube for chess instruction, but here's a start, and I'll add to it over the while.
Comments and recommendations welcome; if there's an obvious gap I might have a go myself.
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.
Coaching Programme Summer 2015
Tuesdays 7.30pm Small Bar, Heavitree Social Centre
7th July Opening workshop (move orders in the Accelerated Dragon, home-made openings, suggestions from the floor) http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/opening-workshop-2015
14^th July: Passed Pawn Pandemonium http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/passed-pawn-pandemonium
21^st July: Tactical knockouts with Tim: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/tims-tactics
28^th July: Blunder-checking http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/blunder-proofing-your-game
U14 Training Day 14th February 2015
Thanks to everyone who came yesterday and made such a good effort.
The slideshow I used is attached for you to download.
The free book and database is here:
The software you need for different systems to read the database is linked here:
7.30pm kickoff, in the small bar
Positions attached to the middlegame and escapes sessions
16th July Middlegame gym
"What I think might be quite good is to take a few positions – possibly not highly tactical ones – but then just look how you come up with candidates and plans etc
23rd July Opening Workshop
Openings Workshop 2013
I played at the East Devon Chess Congress earlier this year alongside my
longstanding friend and team-mate Charlie Keen. During a break between
games, we went over one of his encounters, looking for tips for next
time. The critical position was this one:
[Event "East Devon"]
[White "charles, keen"]
[Black "terence, greenaway"]
[Annotator "Critical position"]
[FEN "r4rk1/2p2ppp/p1n2q2/1p2pP1n/1P2P3/P2BB2P/2P3PK/3RQR2 w - - 0 20"]