U14 County Jamboree Games 2010

Thirty-odd under-14 games, played last month with notes by DR. For general themes and comments on the openings, see the whole booklet. These games are included here just in case anyone wants to play over them here or download them. [Actually, I think they're here just to see if anyone notices.] Click [...] for list of games
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Leung, Jeff"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B76"]

A friendly match

We were invited to play a friendly match at Seaton.nbsp; Two of the games survive whole, one in part:
[Event "Exeter vs. Seaton"]
[Site "Palm Handheld"]
[Date "2010.05.08"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Nagy, Dan"]
[Black "Porter, Les"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[PlyCount "33"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 d6 5. Ng5 5... Be6 $2 {Can't count!} (5...
Nh6 $1 {Defends with development.}) 6. Bxe6 fxe6 7. Nxe6 {

Czech Knights

Exeter Junior Chess Club: Czech Knight Exercise

Visit each square of the board in turn with a knight; in turn means visit a1, then b1, then c2...h1, then h2 and come back the other way.  You must not capture any black pawns or be attacked by any.

Our third match

Pretty good guys... getting better every match! We were within an ace of winning this one... Next time!nbsp; In fact, Seaton have generously invited us for a friendly match at their club -- who's interested in going?
[Event "Exeter Juniors vs Seaton"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.02.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Batten, Adam"]
[Black "Baal, Lloyd"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C41"]
[PlyCount "106"]

{Lots of good strong logical chess here... Shame about the finish, and there

Our Second Match

Well, another rather lop-side score, but the games certainly weren't lopsided.

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[Event "EJCC vs. TBGS"]
[Site "Palm Handheld"]
[Date "2010.02.05"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Batten, Adam"]
[Black "Nie, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B00"]
[PlyCount "71"]

{You seemed a bit distracted to start with: I'm sure you've been told, calm
down and play slowly and check what your opponent can do to you.    Once you

Our first match

Our First Match

Well, ouch! We lost four-nil, but I hope you thought that, however big and strong they were, they weren’t that much better than us, and they didn’t do anything very special to beat us. (Is that a good thing?)  But I was very pleased and proud with how well you played, how well you fought, and how well you concentrated.  It wouldn't have needed much luck for us to come away with 2-2.  They're just tall, that's all...


In the end, we fell

How to run a junior club

Someone just emailed me with this question. My first reaction was 'if you don't have a clue, then you shouldn't be trying to do it', but then not everyone has my unbearable self-confidence that they can do things before they try, and it may be that someone running a chess club doesn't actually play much chess themselves. So...


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