Category Archives: Administrative

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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Monthly update, November 2013

November saw 190 games added to the games archive, of which 90 were from the 2004 Irish championship, and the remaining 100 from a variety of tournaments (number of games in parentheses): Irish Championship 1950 (3) Irish Championship 1971 (1) … Continue reading

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Monthly updates: December, January, and February

Here is an update on the items over the past three months that weren’t the subject of separate posts. Extra search feature: Most new games are added to a “Sundry” folder, with a new folder created for each month. A … Continue reading

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The New Winawer Report

How do junior players today build an opening repertoire? Do coaches play a role in advising on a balanced set of openings? How much comes from the now-ubiquitous repertoire books? I have the sense that it’s much more structured than … Continue reading

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Monthly updates, October and November

Another update on the items over the past couple of months that weren’t the subject of separate posts: “Search games”: The search function for games in the IRLchess games archive has been rewritten. It’s now much faster–almost instantaneous, I think–instead … Continue reading

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Monthly updates, August and September

Here is an update on the items in August and September that weren’t the subject of separate posts. Pressure of work and travel kept me from posting an update last month. Games collection: Games with an Irish connection pop up … Continue reading

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Istanbul Olympiad

Anyone at all interested in Irish chess is surely following the progress of the Irish teams at the Olympiad in Istanbul. The live games coverage is outstanding, the captain of the open team, Colm Daly, is also reporting progress on … Continue reading

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Monthly update, July

Here are some of the items in the past month that were not the subject of separate posts, along with some description of future plans: Games archive: 39 games were added from TWIC 923 (there were no Irish games in … Continue reading

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Monthly update, June

Some items this month that weren’t the subject of separate posts: Games archive: The ICU games archive is an excellent resource and represents a huge amount of effort by its originators (John Hurley and Mark Orr deserve much of the … Continue reading

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Monthly update, May

It has been quiet here lately because I’ve been spending my chess time budget on two new features: Search Posts and Search Games: The inbuilt WordPress search feature is very limited, searching only posts and not pages. Since all the … Continue reading

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