Monthly Archives: December 2014

The trials of Aibhistín de Búrca

At the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Chess Union on the 13th March 1935 the feasibility of sending a team to the International Team Tournament to be held in Warsaw in the second half of August was discussed. It … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2008

A tournament report for the 2008 Irish championship has now been added to the report’s selection contains 22 games, and even at that another dozen could easily have been added. This report fills the most recent gap in the coverage … Continue reading

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World Under-16 Team Championship, Viborg 1979

The news that an Irish team is currently competing at the World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad in Győr brought back memories: I was on the Irish team that participated in the first World U-16 team championship, far back in … Continue reading

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City of Dublin championship 2014

A full report on last September’s City of Dublin Masters (1st Juri Firstov, for the second consecutive year, though not without a little controversy) has been added to the Tournaments page. Though the turnout was on the small side (14 … Continue reading

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Games collection

The games page here had not been updated in over a year. Previously the pgn files provided included most games on the site, but far from all, and there was no easy way to generate a full compilation. The new … Continue reading

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William Armstrong B.L.

Up until recently little was known (at least to me) of the donor of the Armstrong Cup. He appears to have been well known as a philanthropist when the cup was donated, and he died in Dublin on August 5, … Continue reading

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