Irish championship 1998

The ICU web site has an interview with Stephen Brady from 1995. His views on the Irish chess scene of the day make interesting reading. One comment that jumps out concerns Colm Daly, and whether he would ever win the Irish championship. No, Stephen thought: “If he was going to win it he’d have done so in the last three years”.

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Colm has won so many times now that this seems hard to credit, but it’s true that there’s a first time for everything. His first title was in 1998, where he made up for lost time by running away with it on a score of 8½/9, a clear 2½ points ahead of the field. A report has been added to the tournament page, with all 88 games.

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