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  • Chess Calendars

    There is a database of past and future Devon Junior events on the Devon Junior Chess Association website.

    Tim Onions also keeps a list of junior events on his website:

  • 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"]
  • Opening recommendations for beginners
      • Your choice of opening will rest (or should rest) on several considerations: your style and temperament as a chessplayer, your time and aptitude for study, and your ambitions as a player.  The standard recommendation for
  • White tries against the Budapest Gambit

    An appetiser: the Englund Gambit

    Brian complained that he lost quickly facing this line. You might guess he fell into a trap which may be the main hope of Black when playing this line:

    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2018.07.24"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Opening Workshop 2018"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "*"]
    [ECO "A40"]
    [PlyCount "16"]
    [EventDate "2018.??.??"]
    [SourceDate "2018.08.07"]
  • The pieces at their best

    [Event "queen: dominant when centralis"]
    [Site "queen: dominant when centrali"]
    [Date "1920.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Rubinstein"]
    [Black "maroczy, gothenburg"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D63"]
    [Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
    [PlyCount "69"]
    {[%mdl 2048]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nc3 O-O 7.
    Rc1 Re8 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. Nxd4 a6 12. Rfd1 Qa5 13. Bh4
  • Coaching programme 2018

    24 July
    Looking for weaknesses
    31 July Creating and exchanging Strong pieces
    7 Aug Openings round-up (Bird's, Budapest, second openings)
    14 Aug
  • Firstly restrain...

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5

    Black counters in the centre, provoking an immediate crisis. White must defend or dodge.

    The Caro Kann has a reputation of being a boring defence. It is quite deserved, I believe. Black aims for a solid position where White's space and activity can be held in check and in the end neutralised by exchanges. It is a system free from weaknesses and has been popular among top Grandmasters for many years.

    It is not, however, your best choice if you want to play for a win, unless your technique is very good.

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    Version 1.2 (23 May 2018), written by Dr Tim Paulden, ECC President
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    The data we routinely collect from members includes: full name, postal address, email
  • (A) Exeter 2½-5½ Newton Abbot (H)

    Graham Bolt 196 (B) ½-½ Paul Brooks 170 (W)
    Dave Regis 166 (W) ½-½ Alan Brusey 158 (B)
    Sean Pope 140 ½-½ Vignesh Ramesh
    Tony Hart 135 0-1 Andrew Kinder
    John Guard 130 ½-½ John Allen
    Will Marjoram 128 ½-½ Jacquie Barber-Lafon
    John Maloney 108 0-1 Mike Hussey
    Brian Aldwin 88 0-1 Z Grophulous

    Exeter 2½-5½ Newton Abbot

    Games to follow

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