Praxis

Exeter Juniors 1-2 Sidmouth B

A tale of three discoveries: a discovered attack proved the winning move in all three games.

Unmasked threats - discovered attacks and discovered checks - are the most difficult threats to spot. You pay attention to the piece that moves, but the threat comes from the piece behind.

I've attached a discovered attack training page - get your eye in! In 2010, the Devon U14 team lost an awful lot of points (or a lot of awful points) to discovered attacks, and the puzzles are all things that they missed.

Exeter retain Peter Rooke Cup

A squad that fought its way out of Exeter's heavy traffic to visit Newton Abbot emerged victorious to retain the Peter Rooke Cup.

Despite some late substitutions, the teams were roughly balanced with Teignmouth looking stronger on the higher boards, so Exeter were looking for points in the bottom half. In the event, the closing stages saw Newton Abbot's lead on the lower boards overtaken by a couple of last-minute wins for Exeter higher up the order.

Exeter Juniors 2½-1½ Seaton

Our first win! Even without the point from 'super-sub' Ray Shepherd, we had a draw in the bank, and that would have been a good result too.

So, well done all round. In both other games there was a big chance for our side early on - so make sure you think right from the start, don't 'warm up' during the game!

EJCC 1-3 Exeter Gambits 30th March 2012

A close match ended in a 1-3 defeat for the youngsters. As so often in chess, it wouldn't have taken much to reverse the score!

The juniors, unusually, fielded a team which had a majority of girls.

{1. A well-fought game: White got some attacking ideas muddled and lost a piece, but pressure won the exchange leaving an exciting RvNN endgame.}

Dr.Dave's Further Adventures at East Devon

East Devon Congress, Open Section, 2007

Four games and no wins is so-so, but the blunder count was reassuringly low, and I had a good attempt at winning a couple of games, including the one against Helbig, who was the strongest player I faced. So, progress of sorts.

{Wretchedly got a bye in the first round. }

Click on [...] to see games list.


[Event "East Devon"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2007.02.24"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Cordner, D."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

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