Book recommendations

I was recently asked for some book recommendations, and thought easy-peasy, I'll point them to something online.  Then I looked at some lists, and thought I'd write my own...  Just books, not videos or Chessable courses.  Lots of really great books omitted.  The ChessDojo list isn't too bad.


Peter Rooke Knockout Cup Final Sun 21st May 2023 2.30pm

There was an early exclamation of dismay when poor Hazel overlooked an attack on her Queen on Board 8, and shortly after Pengxiao emerged smiling after a 20-move crush of a King's Indian Defence, leaving Exeter 2-0 up. It was soon 3-0 when Reece put away his opponent in a game where both sides were reluctant to castle. Opposing captain Jon Underwood claimed one back on board 2 in an extra-closed Sicilian, but Will Marjoram gradually climbed out of the swamp into which he had sunk to leave Seaton needing to win all the remaining games.

It's happened ... Nullius In Vebsites

I was updating my series on the world Champions, following Ding Liren's accession to the throne, and did a little due diligence digging around the Internet, as I'm a little out of touch these days.

I came across what looked like a helpful summary on a website which gave a not-very-interesting career summary and cited a few games.


To my shame, I didn't recognise any of the games at all.

AGM 2022 minutes

Exeter Chess Club Annual General Meeting

Held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at the Heavitree Social Centre, 2 East Wonford Hill, Heavitree.
Members presents: Tim Starkey, Tim Paulden, Sean Pope, Paul O’Neill, Richard Player, Luke Honey, Jack Turner, Dave Regis, Jeremy Amos, Steve Homer, Ken Bourne, Quillan Wilson and Jim Ross. (Sorry for any possible omissions as I don’t have complete list).
1. Apologies Richard Truman, Richard Scholes, John Maloney, Steve Dean and Chris Lowe.

Peter Rooke Cup FINAL Sat 19th May 2018 Exeter 2½-5½ Newton Abbot

(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

Your mileage may vary

[SIMPLE AND SOUND: Basic openings for Black: Sicilian Dragon and King's Indian]


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