Monthly Archives: April 2012

A neat finish: Lewis-Duffy, Armstrong Cup 1958

From the Armstrong Cup 1958-59, W. Lewis – N. Duffy, Dublin-Phibsboro, board 6, played in late 1958 (and, by the way, not in the ICU games archive or other databases): In the diagrammed position Black sealed. It looks as though … Continue reading

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GM Michael Stean on the BBC

On Monday 23rd April BBC Northern Ireland started a series of half-hour programmes entitled “Glory Days”. These are compilations of sporting events taken from the BBC NI archives and the first episode focused on the 1970s. Towards the end (about … Continue reading

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Labourdonnais-McDonnell

The full scope of this blog, declares the About tab above, is “anything to with Irish chess, from Labourdonnais-McDonnell to today”. Fair enough, you say, but how on earth could anyone say anything new about Labourdonnais-McDonnell? This was one of … Continue reading

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National Club Championship

The 2012 National Club Championship is being played on the last weekend of April. We have added a new page within our Team events section detailing the winners of the NCC since its inception in 1954. Records are far from … Continue reading

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