From left to right, as White faces them:
My young friend and former student Theo Slade quoted this to me a while ago.
"To take is a mistake"
In some circumstances, it's easy to see why:
(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
[SIMPLE AND SOUND: Basic openings for Black: Sicilian Dragon and King's Indian]
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'
Young local chessplayer Dan Frayn organised a charity event at the Cricket Club last Sunday, raising money for Ukraine. As you can see from the photo below, the event was well-attended -- ten games going on simultaneously there! -- and raised £163. Throughout the day, over 30 people came to play chess, with ages perhaps between 6 and 75.
There are many candidates for the title of 'the best chessplayer never to win the world championship'. I think I first heard Keres given that title, and he was the second-highest-rated player at some point (according to Jeff Sonas' ChessMetrics website http://www.chessmetrics.com
Tues 28th Sept 2021
Minutes of last meeting, agenda, and minutes of this meeting are attached.
"Ah, to be young and not care about Bishops!"
"A blockaded bishop is of little value" - Lisa Simpson