Author Archives: Tony Doyle

A snapshot from the 1973 Easter Tournament

The 1973 Easter Tournament was similar to previous ones, with a field as strong as any Irish Championship and played in plush surroundings with wooden boards and pieces on every table. Those were the days! After three rounds, Hugh MacGrillen, … Continue reading

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C.C., R.I.P.

I switched from O.T.B. to C.C. in 1983 and played this wonderfully rewarding form of chess until 1992, which was just before the introduction of computer programs which radically altered the nature of the game. These “engines” have eliminated all … Continue reading

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