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  • 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.

  • 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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    Version 1.2 (23 May 2018), written by Dr Tim Paulden, ECC President
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  • (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

  • Click on [...] to see list of games
    [Event "Friendly"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "13.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Ian"]
    [Black "Nathanael"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C24"]
    [Annotator "Dell"]
    [PlyCount "92"]
    [EventDate "13.??.??"]
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. f3 {[#]} (3. d3) (3. Nc3) 3... Bc5 (3... d5 {Take this
    chance to free your game when you can}) 4. d3 O-O (4... d5 {Again!}) 5. Bg5 h6
    6. Bh4 {[#]} Nc6 (6... c6 {Prepares ...d5}) 7. Nh3 d6 8. c3 {[#]} Re8 {This
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