Monthly Archives: August 2011

Castlebar 1969

Castlebar 1969, or to give it its full name, the Castlebar Chess Festival international tournament, ran from August 24th to 31st 1969, finishing 42 years ago today. 1st Robert Hübner by a wide margin, ahead of a diverse international field … Continue reading

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Leinster championship 2006

The Leinster championship 2006 has been added to the tournaments page. (Or rather, the Masters section of the Leinster championships, as there were three other sections.) 1st-2nd Karl McPhillips, GM Jan Votava (CZE), with Karl McPhillips champion on tie-break. 17 … Continue reading

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City of Dublin championships 2010: Masters

The City of Dublin Masters 2010 has been added to the tournaments page. 14 players, 6 rounds, 39 games (of which only 8 are available, unfortunately), 1st Nick Pert.

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10th Gonzaga Classic 2011: Masters

We’ve added the Gonzaga Masters 2011 to the tournament page. (4th-6th February 2011, 17 players, 5 rounds, 39 games of which complete or partial scores for 32 are available, 1st David Fitzsimons.)

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The Berlin Wall, Hans-Joachim Hecht & Eugene O’Hare

Today is the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall: an important event in the lives of many and in world history, but you’re probably thinking that it could have no conceivable direct connection to Irish chess history. … Continue reading

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