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
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!
Games and notes attached
Play-through version of games:
Lichess study: https://lichess.org/study/fFHrthxP
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