Devon Division 1 (Bremridge) winners (2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
Devon Team Quickplay Thomas Trophy winners (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
The best club in Devon, fast or slow!


Recent additions

  • (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

  • 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

  • Tal himself expressed his creative credo as
  • This is one of my favourite books and though rather dated (the last game cited is from 1948) it's also extremely instructive.

    In 100 annotated games, Konig discusses the opening theory of four openings: the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, English Opening and King's Gambit.

    It takes an evolutionary approach to chess theory, and instead of jumping in to contemporary theory, tells the story of how that theory came about. So we trace the English Opening from Staunton's new(!) approach in 1843 to Golombek's ideas in 1939.

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