EJCC blog

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"]

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 {

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"]

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

Free tactics e-book


Here is a collection of very short games organised by tactical theme.  The main aim is to give you a quick run-through the basic tactical ideas in genuine positions.nbsp; One advantage of using short games is that you can set the positions up on a board very quickly and accurately.nbsp; You can of course just use the diagrams as test positions.nbsp; If you have a database that you can use with a group, you might like the PGN regardless.

The Opera Box Game

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it before: I forget that it is new and fresh to every generation of chess players.