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Exeter 5-3 Teignmouth, Peter Rooke Cup semi-final 10 March 2018


Lowe, Chris (B)		 176 	½-½	163	Ingham, Bill (W)
Regis, David (W)	 166 	0-1	125	Cockerton, Mark (B)
Amos, Jeremy		 147 	1-0	122	Henry, Ian
Walker, Harry		E140 	½-½	108	Doidge, Charles
Whittington, Reece W	 131 	1-0	E90	Stuart, Brian
Sachdeva, Deepak	E130 	1-0	 84	Webster, Alan
Kelly, Edmund		 114 	1-0	 83	Chubb, Raymond
Gardner, Douglas	E50 	0-1	 67	White, Michael


On paper, the home team were comfortable winners, and so the score might suggest, but, as they say about football, the game isn't played on paper, and the score

How to beat your Dad at chess

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.01.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sequiera, Alfie"]
[Black "Sequiera, Alistair"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C53"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2018.01.21"]

{No problems for White here: there are a couple of points in the opening you
could have another look at.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 d6 5. d4 exd4
{So far, so good!} 6. Nxd4 ({The idea of c3 is to take over the centre, and
you can do that with a gain of time here after} 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. Nc3 $16) 6...

Some basic openings

You have to be able to make a decent start in a game of chess, or you risk being blown away by your opponent's better development. Knowing a few openings in a bit of detail is some insurance against traps and ideas that you haven't seen before.

So, here are some variations in common openings that you can -- and should -- learn. At each turn, try and learn not just what is the right move(s) but why that move is preferred.

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.01.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Felix"]
[Black "Openings"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C54"]
[PlyCount "11"]

DCCA Division 1 Bremridge: Newton Abbot 1-5 Exeter 16.12.17

DCCA Division 1 Bremridge: Newton Abbot v Exeter 16.12.17: game scores
%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor
Newton Abbot (Home) White on odd boards

[Event "Bremridge Newton Abbot v Exeter Board 1"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.12.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stephen Homer"]
[Black "Paul O'Neill"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "181"]
[BlackELO "188"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. h3 Nbd7 5. Bd3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Bc2 O-O 8. d4
e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. c4 b6 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. Qe2 h6 13. Rd1 Qe7 14. Ba4 Rfd8 15.

Exeter 5-3 East Budleigh Sat 28th Oct 2017

Exeter 5-3 East Budleigh Sat 28th Oct 2017

Chris Lowe 176 (W) 0-1 Keith Arkell 237 (B)

Dave Regis 166 ½-½ Kevin Hurst 173

Leif Hafstad 159 0-1 Brian Gosling 154

Sean Pope 143 ½-½ Jonathan Waley E130

Ian Simpson 130 1-0 Barbara Newcombe 92

Eddy Palmer 129 1-0 Mike Lee 85

Ed Kelly 114 1-0 Tom Miner 62

Brian Aldwin 88 1-0 Max Lee 61

The newly minted East Budleigh club hosted our Peter Rooke Knockout match last Saturday.

Chess Quotes

"The technician, whose vocabulary has been doubled by Dr. Euwe, will find that White could have saved his soul by a desperado combination. Had this failure anything to do with the fact that Dr. Euwe's terminology was not yet existent at that time!?"
— Reinfeld, to Thomas-Euwe, Carlsbad 1929.