What's wrong with club players? An MOT for us all

Overprotection and prophylaxis are all very well, Dave, but what about ordinary players, what do they need? I believe that we don't really know a lot about the chess thinking of ordinary players. There are some things that have been done on amateur games over the years (by de Groot, Euwe/Meiden, Webb, Heisman, Silman, Rubin/Emms and Davies) and there are a set of common beliefs about amateur play, but I think that amateurs are a lot more complex than is often suggested.

Amateurs are more diverse than is given credit for - they often

Exeter Chess Club: Internet Chess Challenge

Press release

As part of the Centenary events organised by Exeter Chess Club, we recently (31st May 1996) held a team consultation match against Hafnarfjardar (near Reykjavic), from where came our distinguished visitor last year, Agust Karlsson. One main game, with 40 minutes each on the clock, and one 'blitz' game were played.

  Chess enthusiasts have set up free Internet Chess Servers (ICS) at various points around the world, and there is one in Britain at the University of Warwick (BICS). Although the Warwick machine understands only text messages, software has been written


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