U14 Training Day 2016

Thanks to everyone who came and worked so hard all day on Saturday.

We hope you enjoyed the day and went away with lots to think about and
work on during the next year.

Some notes:

1. We have made a page with links about the day here:
(this page!)

2. I talked about a draft of a book I am working on and invited comments
about but I forgot to hand it out! If you'd like to see a copy let me know.

3. Thank you for your feedback about the day; further comments are
invited. Tim and I were talking afterwards about all the things we
wanted to do more work on with you (particularly openings) and we are
thinking about running another event before the Summer. If you are
interested or have suggestions, please let us know.

4. Invitations to the U14 team match at the end of February have now
been sent out.

Notes on the Devon U14 matches from previous years are here:

The slideshow, exercises and links to the free openings book and database are below:



juniorep.pgn27.35 KB
HitMissTrap1A.pdf22.81 KB
HitMissTrap1Q.pdf30.56 KB
HitMissTrap2A.pdf21.97 KB
HitMissTrap2Q.pdf34.83 KB
iec.pdf81.04 KB

Chess Quotes

"Always deploy," says Franklin K. Young, "so that the right oblique can be readily established in case the objective plane remains open or becomes permanently located on the centre or on the King's wing, or that the crochet aligned may readily be established if the objective plane becomes permanently located otherwise than at the extremity of the strategic front."

  If this is somewhat obscure (and I see no reason to believe otherwise), the conclusion it reaches is stated in limpid prose by the same writer:

— from Logical Chess by Irving CHERNEV