Monthly Archives: September 2012

King hunt: Carlile-S. Short, Cork Congress 2007

Time for another game, and here’s one from the games page on Cork C.C.’s web site. It’s a dramatic one, involving everyone’s favourite theme, the king hunt. Strangely it wasn’t included in the ICJ report on the event and it … Continue reading

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Cox centenary: Play-off for the Dublin CC Championship 1936

Sean previously posted about the centenary of the birth of Thomas Cox, Irish chess champion in 1937 and 1938 but who died in 1939 aged only 27. This present post is the first of a series of articles on important … Continue reading

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Znosko-Borovsky – O’Hanlon, Hastings Reserves 1946-47

Returning (after a long absence) to J.J. Walsh’s unpublished manuscript of selected Irish games, the next that is missing from the ICU games archive (and indeed Big Database 2012 and all other databases I’m aware of) is a win by … Continue reading

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A la Morphy

Oliver Dunne sends in a highly unusual and interesting game from this year’s Branagan Cup: Carl Jackson – Oliver Dunne Branagan Cup 2012, round 1 Gonzaga-Elm Mount (5), 16 April 2012 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 … Continue reading

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Alexander Baburin

The recent discussion around Alex Lopez’s near-miss of a GM norm at the Istanbul Olympiad reminded me that the biography pages here were missing a page for Ireland’s first (and still only) GM, Alexander Baburin. He earned the title a … Continue reading

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Istanbul Olympiad

Anyone at all interested in Irish chess is surely following the progress of the Irish teams at the Olympiad in Istanbul. The live games coverage is outstanding, the captain of the open team, Colm Daly, is also reporting progress on … Continue reading

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