Monthly Archives: February 2014

Armstrong Cup 1976-77

The Armstrong Cup page has been updated with details of the 1976-77 season. In a close finish U.C.D. retained the cup, fighting off the challenge of Portmarnock, Dublin A, and Collegians. The winning team consisted of Bernard Kernan, Oisín McGuinness, … Continue reading

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Another queen sacrifice

A while back we had a queen sacrifice from Oliver Dunne that was A la Morphy. Oliver has submitted another game, for which many thanks, this time from a Heidenfeld match last weekend. And it’s another queen sacrifice! In the … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett and the Armstrong Cup

“Samuel Beckett’s obsession with chess: how the game influenced his work” runs the headline of a recent article in the Guardian by Stephen Moss, which continues “Chess was one of Samuel Beckett’s great obsessions, touching everything from Murphy to Endgame.” … Continue reading

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Gonzaga Masters 2014

The Gonzaga Classic was held two weeks ago, a little earlier than usual. In the Masters, David Fitzsimons had a 200+ point rating advantage over the field and had won the event for the four previous years. Once again in … Continue reading

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Ruane-O’Boyle, Heidenfeld 2013-14

An entertaining game from last weekend’s Heidenfeld match Drogheda-St. Benildus has been posted on the Benildus web site (The Madness of the St George–good title!). In the diagrammed position it’s Black to play his 14th. The madness was all set … Continue reading

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Crichton-Wall, Leinster championship 2005

Many thanks to Martin Crichton for supplying his game against Gavin Wall in the last round of the 2005 Leinster championship (not available anywhere else). This must have been one of the strongest Leinster championships ever, with 8 of the … Continue reading

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