Monthly Archives: August 2011
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
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
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.
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.)
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