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Welcome to Devon Junior Chess Association

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About us

The Association is a small committee of volunteers who organise and promote junior chess in the county. It runs tournaments and coaching days for players of all abilities from those who are new to competitive chess right through to those who play at County level. Players from the age of 7 through to those in their teens take part in the events and come from many schools and the junior clubs that exist in the county. The Association selects and runs County Under 11 and Under 9 teams.

There are also events for over 11s run on behalf of the Devon County Chess Association which includes the County Under-14 team.

We depend on volunteers to make our events run smoothly -- can you help us out one day?

Grotesque!

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Otto Blathy composed chess problems. But the ones he liked were a bit funny! The positions could never happen in a game, but they usually had a nice idea in them.

These gnarly positions are called grotesques.

Mr.B showed me this one many years ago: White to play and win! Black is moving down the board -- well, that's if they could move...

Puzzle 1

Thought for the day

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"Some part of a mistake is always correct" 

Xsawery (Saveilly) Tartakower

 

How Good is Your Chess? Quiz 1

We will go through a game of chess, as if you are playing.

You have to choose the moves for WHITE.

Questions13
Attempts allowedUnlimited
AvailableAlways
Pass rate66 %
Backwards navigationAllowed
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Contact

David Regis, 71 Mary Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9HQ  

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