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  • I thought about what Finegold had said at the end of our first lesson. After we’d gone through a few of my games, he had nonchalantly asked me whether I’d like to know the secret of chess.

    “Um, sure,” I said.

    “Okay, I’ll tell you. But you’re not going to believe me,” he said. “And maybe you never will.”

    This was correct. I had no idea what to make of the secret of chess. And I definitely didn’t believe it. Only later, much later, when I was walking on a beach in California, did his words really strike me with their full force.

  • “The game of chess has never been held in great esteem by the North Americans. Their culture is steeped in deeply anti intellectual tendencies. They pride themselves in having created the game of poker. It is their national game, springing from a tradition of westward expansion… they distrust chess as a game of Central European immigrants with a homesick longing for clandestine conspiracies in quiet coffee houses. Their deepest conviction is that bluff and escalation will achieve more than scheming and patience (witness their foreign policy).”

  • To toggle the user medal marker in ChessBase on a Win10 laptop, and you don't have a numeric keypad with a plus key, you can use PowerToys' Keyboard Manager to assign something like 'backtick' to 'plus key'

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

  • In search of a consistent repertoire (see http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/choosing-opening-repertoire#together )

    I offer an image, a table and a PDF.

    Colour-coded:

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  • Our junior organiser colleague Tim Onions is selling off some books for seniors at reduced and second-hand prices: see his website for details

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