Monthly Archives: June 2011
Administrative note: reformatted, 6th August 2012. The previous version had become corrupted, and apart from that was hard to maintain and not compatible with all browsers.
A. Black wins back a pawn with equality;
B. White regains the pawn and simplifies to a better ending;
C. Black’s concept is flawed and White has a quick forced win.
The first port of call to seek out biographical details about any chess player is Jeremy Gaige’s Chess Personalia. The entry for T. G. Cranston is brief, telling us only that he was born in Dublin circa 1877 and was Irish champion … Continue reading
The 1939 International Team tournament (or Olympiad as it is now called) was played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ireland was represented by John O’Hanlon, John O’Donovan, Gerard Kerlin, William Minnis and Warwick Nash. During the competition war broke out in … Continue reading
The 2011 Irish championship begins two weeks from tomorrow. To whet the appetite, we have a report on last year’s championship (1st Alex Lopez) on the Irish championships page.
Eh… what … is this on? Er … SCCCCCRRRRREEEEEEECHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ah… After we figure this WordPress thing out, this site will cover Irish chess history & records. Watch this space!