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Exeter Chess Club [MAP]
is a strong and thriving club in
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.
Getting started with the Coaching stuff...
"What's this piece called?"
"A Bishop. What is it in Spanish, Sophie?"
"And in French, Agathe?"
Therein lies a story...
The old Arab form of chess had a piece called the elephant, which, unlike most elephants I know, could jump two squares at a time, diagonally. And 'al-fil' means the Elephant in Arabic (Pil in Persian).
But if you have a lump of stone, or wood, and you want to show that it is an elephant, you might carve two curving lines on it for tusks, or make two points on it to show the same.
You won't be surprised to hear that we won't be meeting
on Friday 25th Dec or Friday 1st January, so the neet meeting
will be Friday 8th January 2016
Thanks for all your support and best wishes for Christmas and New Year
Our Christmas card features a chess puzzle; see the comments for hints!
Last week the juniors saw the game of Shogi played. It's the sort of chess played in Japan, and by our new friends Kaz and Hatzune. How is Shogi related to the sort of chess that we normally play?