Welcome


Exeter Chess Club [MAP] is a strong and thriving club in Devon (South-West England), established in 1895, which plays in the Exeter and District Chess League and the leagues organised by the Devon County Chess Association.

This website tells you about the club and its junior wing and keeps members and visitors up to date with developments; you might be particularly interested in our coaching materials and Dr.Dave's Chess Coaching Blog.

 
 

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Getting started with the Coaching stuff

You're going to find the coaching materials on this site a bit tricky if you don't know how to play chess or how to read chess moves. After that, you can find things suitable for different levels of player, about chess and about the middlegame (both and ) and about , about chess history and , about chess , and about . There is also a lot about and the business of , and a bit about chess . There is also a guide to levels, ratings and grades. Everything else is either of interest or possibly of interest to .

Chess Quotes

XLVIX.
"'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
"
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, First Edition
http://www.teachersoft.com/Library/poetry/fitzgrld/chapt01.htm
"Impotent Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
— Fifth edition, http://www.nmaa.si.edu/vedder/slide37p.html

 There are other editions, and other translations, but none, I think, on the Web.