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A plug for Jessica Prescott

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A book for young people who want to play chess

My First Chess Book: 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

Most players attending our events have got the hang of playing chess.  But there's quite a gap between knowing the rules and knowing how to play.  It isn't always easy to know how to get across this gap, and this is where Jessica's book comes in.

A plug for Solitaire Chess

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Quite a lot of getting better at chess is just noticing what is going on -- which pieces can be taken? Can the capturing piece be taken after that?

There's a nifty game called Solitaire Chess by Thinkfun which is fun in itself and also helps you practise just this and other chess skills -- like trying things out in a different order.

You can get it as a board game or an app for Android, iPhone or Amazon devices.  There is a free 'taster' version which has lots of puzzles and will give you a feel for how it works.

New chess season 2017-18

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Our events schedule is just being confirmed.

We have missing or incorrect email addresses for several players -- if you're not getting our emails, send us an email asking to be added to our e-mailing list.

I wish all players an enjoyable and successful season! DR

Proposed dates and other local events:

[Sat/Sun October 7/8th - Millfield International]

*Sat October 14th - Riviera tournament - U9 U11 U14 U18 - Churston Ferrars*

Gallery?

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I'd like to show some photographs from our events but I don't have any!

I know lots of nice photos get taken at our events so if you wouldn't mind sending one in, I'd like to post it up here.

I won't name any children in the photos on this site, of course.

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Our new DJCA website

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We have, as you will have noticed, a new website!

We will put announcements and news of people and events here.

Please send in any comments and pictures to Devon Junior Chess at the GMail address.

Thanks!

Dave Regis

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Trip timing #DJCAtrip

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This is live trip timing via Twitter: all tweets mentioning the hashtag #DJCAtrip will be listed in the comments. You can read it here without having a Twitter account. Replies on Twitter may not be read.

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