An invitation to all present and past members

I've just transferred the book 100-odd years of Exeter Chess Club to its new online home. It's now more than 10 years since it was published, and most of the members who contributed so much to that book with stories and favourite games are no longer with us.

On the other hand, we have had a whole new generation of members join us, one or two ex-members might have found us again and we have all had another decade to have new adventures and play new games. In its new online format, we can add and edit material as often as we like.

So, if you have a yarn or a game that you would like to share as part of that book, please pass them on through the contact form, as a comment to this page, or when you next see me.  If you send me a game in some sort of email, then PGN format is to be preferred.  If you don't have a chess database, then j2chess  is one of a number of little programmes that will save a game in PGN format for you.

"An odd few more years" may be published as a result.

Chess Quotes

"It was night. I went home and put my old house clothes on and set the chessmen out and mixed a drink and played over another Capablanca. It went fifty-nine moves. Beautiful, cold, remorseless chess, almost creepy in its silent implacability.

When it was done I listened at the open window for a while and smelled the night. Then I carried my glass out to the sink sipping it and looking at my face in the mirror.

'You and Capablanca,' I said."

— Raymond CHANDLER, The High Window, final sentences.