Praxis

U14 games 2016

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Leif Hafstad"]
[Black "Ben Choo Yin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B22"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "68"]
{You made a couple of second-best moves in the opening and then missed a
skewer. You later worked up a nice initiative the exchange down, but you
didn't have quite enough attack or enough time.} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5

Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon, 2014

I still don't understand why anyone plays the Exchange, except that I keep getting worse positions against it! Giles has been working on his chess and is now a serious danger to anyone... I was lucky to find the cheapo on move 32.
[Event "E. Devon Open"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2014.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Body, Giles"]
[Black "Regis, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C01"]
[PlyCount "71"]

Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon, 2000

This tournament somehow escaped record until 2016... I was going through a 1.e4 phase in a vain attempt to sharpen my game.

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[Event "Exeter Premier"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2000.03.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Evans, DK."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "1816"]
[BlackElo "2024"]
[PlyCount "83"]

{It's always nice to start a tournament with a win.  White plays the

Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon 2016

Friday night:

My entry to our local congress is sometimes deranged by family visits, but an expectedly free weekend allowed another excursion in Exeter's St.George's Hall, now renamed the Corn Exchange.

[It's about as big a hall as a corn exchange would be, but Exeter is a wool town, not a grain one, and this unhistoric renaming of a post-war building rather makes me wince. Not as much as the chess, though...]

I have played less this season, quite deliberately; I've been finding evening chess very hard, and in October even lost to a club member graded

Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup 9th January 2016

1 Tim PAULDEN (185) (B) 0-1 John FRASER (176) (W)
2 Giles BODY (163) (W) ½-½ Paul BROOKS (158) (B)
3 Andy FRANGLETON (147) ½-½ Andrew KINDER (151)
4 Sean POPE (142) 0-1 Vignesh RAMESH (141)
5 Reece WHITTINGTON (131) 0-1 Wilf TAYLOR (131)
6 William MARJORAM (115) 1-0 Jacquie BARBER-LAFON (122)
7 Richard PLAYER (115) ½-½ Joshua BLACKMORE (100)
8 Richard SCHOLES (111) 1-0 Michael HUSSEY (99)
TOTAL Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot

Exeter visited Newton Abbot on Saturday and came away with some pride
but with second place.

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