E Team v St Andrews C

A very wild night! Really, all four games could have gone either way, but unfortunately it was our guys who made the last crucial mistake in each game, and allowed their opponents to finish them off.

A sobering introduction for our two debutants. Steven will be particularly disappointed after winning queen for knight early on, only to gradually lose his extra material over the course of play. Keith also went through an extraordinary sequence of moves where he was losing, then winning, then worse, then winning, then… before finally falling into a mate in one, when he could have won his opponent’s queen the previous move.

But it’s a first game, which is never easy, and the next game will be better. The E team is particularly there to give new players an intro to competitive chess, even in its current online version. The important thing is to learn, either from self-study, engines, or at the club where we’ll be happy to go over the games with them.

C team Versus St Andrews C

Dundee C took on a St Andrews team of previously unknown quality. Ungraded St Andrews players are almost always perilous! A depleted but, as quickly became clear, strong side. It was a tad strange that they were only able to field three players even 24 hours in advance, and the default proved crucial. Bruce found himself mugged in the opening by a well prepared opponent whose grade is clearly well understated. Ross found himself in a tough and uncompromising struggle where his command of the 7th rank finally proved decisive for an excellent win. My own game was an equally tough fight, where I recovered from a worse position to equalise. It was again a little surprising that my opponent should offer the half with his team 2-1 down, but certainly the game is drawn.

So a fine start to the C team campaign against a side that will be up there through the season I’m sure.

15 Minute Swiss

The first mildly competitive club chess night of the return! A friendly and fun night in which our new members showed up very well. The main thing being that everyone enjoyed it, and we hope to keep this and other activities going, to encourage everyone to play, learn, and most of all to enjoy chess.

In true friendly spirit, four of us decided to share first place! Some really interesting and occasionally strange play, as is typical of 15 minute chess. Hope to do it all again on a regular basis. Come and join in 🙂

TAFCA League Starts soon.

The Tafca league starts next week with the first matches

Dundee C versus Uni St Andrews C playing on Wednesday 20th Oct

Dundee E versus Uni St Andrews D playing on Thursday 21st Oct

Captains will be in touch with players soon.

You can find updated teams list and fixtures in a sub menu under TAFCA League Online above.

 

TAFCA Teams


Hi all
The TAFCA league starts next week and the fixtures for the league are now on the web site at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_pvW41VxQZdsncSxR7VhRl8CJkNbScuQSd6_JQdc7dg/pubhtml#

Captains will be in touch soon. Some players have not replied to confirm that they are happy to play this year. If you do not wish to play please let me know immediately. Or if your name is not on the team list below and you wish to play let me know.
Regards
Jim Anderson
chessmad501@gmail.com
First Name Surename Pnum Grade User Name Lichess
Jacques Ophoff 29574 2257 realpioneer A
David Findlay 3919 2150 finlidor A
Stephen Hogg 4365 2033 doash A
Ed Spencer 6072 2016 hedgehog110 A
Ross Bremner 29492 1996 B
Alan Borwell 3239 1883 alibor B
Sir Philip Cohen 1784 Phosphiophill B
Gary Weir 6434 1758
Alastair Dawson 13697 1734 Terrydactil B
Frank Stevenson 6107 1624 Paco1960
James Anderson 3051 1577 chessmad501 C
John Robertson 6807 1561 LocheeShuffle C
Ray Flood 3951 1411 AlfyDoor C
Bruce Wallace 7607 1352 Bruciebaby C
George G Burton 7491 1308 WeeGeorgie D
Thibault Rosazza 29391 1164 Pirneote D
Max Whisson 27745 1053 Maximilian_Whisson D
Jean Chalmers 3475 1005 TheDuchess1 D
Christine Sim 18987 985 E
Norrie Carroll 28213 899 Tiggy11 E
Henri Meadows 27916 872 HJMeadows E
Peter Gibson 28212 780 PeterGib E
Scott McKenzie 26931 649 macoinneach E
Max Wang 28556 559 fairtugboat E

Club is now on a Monday

The club will now be on a Monday night at St Peters Free Church, 4St Peters Street Dundee from 7:30pm. This will only be for friendly matches. The TAFCA league and club competitions will be still be on Lichess.

Alastair Dawson has been doing some coaching online please see these videos below.

Analysis of one of Norrie Carrols games.

Analysis of one of Thibault’s games.

 

Junior Club

The pandemic has of course been extremely disruptive for the club, but we have at least been able to keep playing throughout in our online activities. Not so great for our ever enthusiastic junior members though, who are clearly missing their friends and their weekly coaching sessions.
But we have now set our junior online club in motion. Jim and Alastair are now running a Zoom coaching meeting every second Monday starting 7.45pm from next week, and a LiChess event that allows the juniors to play each other for 1½ hours once a week. This is for all levels from complete beginner to stronger players. Further information can be had from Jim at dundeechess@gmail.com. and any interested new members can contact Jim there too.

Club Championship Round 4

Round 4 starts now. Game must be played by 23rd April 2021

A lot of the players are busy and have a lot of games so I’ve decided that there will only be a game played by date. White players should contact there opponents with a couple of dates to play the game.

ust be played by 16th April 2021

A lot of the players are busy and have a lot of games so I’ve decided that there will only be a game played by date. White players should contact there opponents with a couple of dates to play the game.