Monthly Archives: November 2012

World Youth Championships, Maribor, Slovakia

A group of seven Irish players participated in the World Youth Championships in Maribor earlier this month. A full trip report is available over on the ICU site. The organisers did a great job in transcribing 8,000+ game scores and … Continue reading

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Irish Women’s Championship

The 2012 Kilkenny Congress also played host this year to the Irish Women’s Championship. The Championship was open to non-Irish qualified players and Czech WFM Martina Mareckova won the event, with the championship title going to runner-up WCM Karina Kruk. … Continue reading

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World Senior Championship

The 22nd World Senior Championships are currently in progress in Kamena Vourla, Greece. Ireland is represented by Pete Morriss of Galway, who is having an excellent tournament so far. He’s currently on 5/8, with a tournament performance of 2236, about … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity: Arkell-Allen, Blackpool 2012

From the first round of this year’s Blackpool Open in March, here’s a near-miss by Keith Allen, playing Black against GM Keith Arkell. White has been over-pressing to squeeze something out of a level position, and has now fallen into … Continue reading

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