Monthly Archives: July 2014

Branagan Cup 1977

David McAlister has provided a huge amount of new information on the Branagan Cup page, and we’re now down to just seven seasons where we’re not sure of the winners. There are also many more details of winning teams and … Continue reading

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Branagan Cup final 2014: Elm Mount 3½ – 2½ Gonzaga

Congratulations to Elm Mount (and commiserations to Gonzaga) on winning the Branagan Cup for the fourth year in succession (and the fourth year in all). From Gerry MacElligott’s Facebook page (and with permission, for which thanks) we have a picture … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2014

The Irish championship has started and it’s great to see one of the largest fields for many years, with 30 players vying for the title. (Setting aside the 2007 championship, where the monster field resulted from a variety of special … Continue reading

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‘The Wild Variation’

The latest issue of The New Winawer Report has now been posted. This is the first issue that deals with the 7 … 0-0 line, covering what Kindermann & Dirr call the ‘Wild Variation’ 8. Nf3 f5 9. exf6 Rxf6 … Continue reading

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