Monthly Archives: November 2011

O’Hanlon, Cox and the female impersonator

John (“J.J.”) O’Hanlon won the Irish championship nine times between 1913 and 1940. His most significant international successes were at Broadstairs 1922 where he tied with the future World Champion Max Euwe (winning their individual encounter) and Hyѐres 1928 where he tied with … Continue reading

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TWIC 888

This week TWIC has 25 Irish games: 2 each from Sam Collins, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, and Gavin Wall (4NCL), 1 from Joe Ryan (III Tancat IM), 5 from Sarah Hegarty (4 from European Women’s Team Ch and 1 from 4NCL), 7 … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2009

The 2009 Irish championship, described by Peter Cafolla as one of the most enjoyable for years, had a larger-than-usual field of 29 players, featuring all the perennial contenders and in addition IM Mark Quinn, playing for the first time since … Continue reading

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TWIC 887

This week’s issue of TWIC contains just three Irish games. It did not contain any games from last week’s e2e4 Gatwick International; the FIDE tournament reports don’t give the games either, and they’ve even disappeared from the organiser’s web site. … Continue reading

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Lilienthal in Dublin

Andor Lilienthal died last year at the age of 99. At the time Chessbase published this fine tribute to him. Featured in that article is Lilienthal’s famous queen sacrifice victory over Capablanca, played at Hastings on the 1st January 1935. Coincidentally earlier … Continue reading

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Eugene O’Hare

Eugene O’Hare of Derry was Ulster champion six times and played in three Olympiads, all in the 1960’s, but he was still an active player long after that, winning a City of Derry Championship in 2004 at the ripe old … Continue reading

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