Monthly Archives: February 2012

Colm Daly

We’ve had no new player profiles here for a while, so an update is overdue. Since the Oscars were this weekend, the next profile up is Irish chess’s premier film-maker (among many other achievements, not least 4 Irish championships) Colm … Continue reading

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Korchnoi and the car

On a cold dark early-February night in 1981 sometime around midnight I was leaving the Drumsill House Hotel in Armagh after playing a game of chess. As I was walking through the hotel car park I saw in the distance … Continue reading

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City of Dublin 2011

The City of Dublin championships took place last September, and a report (by Pat Fitzsimons) and a majority of the games in the Masters (complied by Ciarán Quinn) appeared at the time. Subsequently Peter Scott, chief arbiter, sent the crosstables, … Continue reading

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Monthly roundup: January

Here is a roundup of some of the changes this month that were not the subject of separate posts: Branagan Cup: Two more winners were added to the roll of honour, based on Hugh Cummins’ tribute to Cormac Brady, in … Continue reading

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