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  • Iceland visiting team 1999(?)
    Centre: Agust Karlsson
  • AGM
    Cups were awarded to our worthy winners at the AGM


    Paul O'Neill (left) receives the Championship cup from President Tim Paulden


    Sean Pope (right) receives the General cup from President Tim Paulden


    Paul O'Neill (left) receives the new Rapidplay cup from President Tim Paulden

  • AGM
    Cups were awarded to our worthy winners at the AGM


    Paul O'Neill (left) receives the Championship cup from President Tim Paulden


    Sean Pope (right) receives the General cup from President Tim Paulden


    Paul O'Neill (left) receives the new Rapidplay cup from President Tim Paulden

  • Sean Pope (right) receives the General cup from President Tim Paulden
  • Paul O'Neill (left) receives the new Rapidplay cup from President Tim Paulden

  • Paul O'Neill (left) receives the Championship cup from President Tim Paulden

  • Coaching

    With just one room available these days, I have offered group coaching
    sessions only during the Summer when no matches or individual
    competitions will be going on.

    This year, as usual, we discussed a series of topics suggested by
    members, including an Opening Workshop, Creating and Exchanging strong
    pieces, Making and Meeting Threats, and Endgame Elements. New material
    on the London System, Caro-Kann and Budapest Gambit was posted on the
    website.

  • Chess Calendars

    There is a database of past and future Devon Junior events on the Devon Junior Chess Association website.  
    http://devonjuniorchess.co.uk/events

    Tim Onions also keeps a list of junior events on his website:
    http://onionschess.co.uk/content/events

  • The Staunton chess set

    The chess sets we use in tournaments are all of the Staunton design.

    This design was introduced by the famous games company Jaques in 1859, and has become the standard for all serious chess play.

    It's a design classic.  The shapes for the pieces are all big, clear and sit on a plinth, nicely supported by a plain curved column.  But what did it replace?

  • I once heard the Torre Attack described as The Old Man's Bad Habit (Aagaard), and no less a tribute can be paid to the London...

    "One problem is that this is actually a pretty good opening"
    -- Christof Sielecki

    The original idea of the London System was as an Anti-KID weapon in the tournament in our capital in 1922, fighting for the control of central dark squares.

    [Event "London BCF Congress"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "1922.??.??"]
    [Round "4"]
    [White "Alekhine, Alexander"]
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