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DJCA U18 Training Tournament 2021

Sections and ages


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Section U9 U9 U9 U9 U11 U11 U13/ U14 U13/
U14
U14/
U15
U15/
U18
U18 U18 U18 sorry!

Open to all players 13+ but will suit stronger players.

Invitation spots for strong U13 players.

All games to be played on Lichess

Players will receive coaching notes from the games

 

Date: 

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 09:30

Venue: 

Online: Lichess.org

Results: 

The rather severe table, showing no ‘upsets’, doesn’t really reflect the closeness of some of the games: both first-placed players could have dropped points to lower-placed players.

I hope you were pleased with the tournament; I certainly was.  The standard was good, everyone had chances, and I was especially happy with the positive and sporting comments being made in the chat between rounds.

We have arranged with the Mallison Chess Educational Trust to commission some coaching notes on the games.  Mallison was a strong Exeter player who left money to the County for the improvement of young players.  Inevitably the notes focus on the things that are wrong with your moves, but there are plenty of positive things in there too!

The games include move times; it doesn’t include total time but you can look those up on the Lichess site. If your think of a few seconds is followed by “??”, then I suggest spending more seconds…

I hope you all know how to ask for a computer analysis of your games on Lichess – it’s very good at spotting silly mistakes, although it can be harsh in calling things ‘blunders’.  Look for the moments when the evaluation changes abruptly – one side or the other has made a mistake!

I make a few vague comments about ‘books and videos’ being available; if you want to know what to look at next and aren’t sure where to start, do ask.

And do read the notes on the other players’ games: if you didn’t make the same mistakes as they did, I bet you were thinking about it!

No. Player Rating Rtg Change 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 BYE Points Pos
1 Devrim 1581 501 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1       1
2 Charlie 1973 21 ½ * 1 1 1   1 1     1
3 Caleb 1885 -211 0 0 * ½ 1 1   1     3
4 Suhayl 1500 216 0 0 ½ *   1     1 1 3
5 Ayush  1500 157 0 0 0   *   1 1 1   3  
6 Pengxiao 1639 -115 0   0 0   * 1   1 1 3  
7 Tom 1500 -102 0 0     0 0 * 1   1 2  
8 Alfie 1500 -68   0 0   0   0 * 1 1 2  
9 Raghav 1503 -768       0 0 0   0 *  

Games and notes attached

Play-through version of games:

http://devonjuniorchess.co.uk/content/djca-u18-training-2021-pgn-games

Lichess study: https://lichess.org/study/fFHrthxP

DR

Results files: 

Details: 

Before filling in the form, please obtain a Lichess user name.

Devon Juniors/Mallison Trust U18 Training Tournament ONLINE ENTRY FORM 2020-21

PAST Training events (click for notes)

Title
DJCA U18 Training Tournament 2021

Open to all players 13+ but will suit stronger players.

Invitation spots for strong U13 players.

All games to be played on Lichess

Players will receive coaching notes from the games

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 09:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Nick Butland Championship Analysis

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Julian Bacon Surviving the Opening

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Dave Regis on Endgames

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Trefor Thynne Master Commentary

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 17:30
DJCA Invitational Team Training Evening Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 17:30
DJCA Training Day

DJCA squad training day

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00
DJCA Junior Squad Training INVITATION ONLY

Squad members will receive an invitation by email. If you think you have been forgotten, please contact us.


This is for all players in the squad, not just those in the team selected for the South Wales & West of England Jamboree on Saturday 13th January, for which invitations have not yet been made.

  • Players to arrive for 0945, please.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00