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Roycroft-Walsh, Tormey Cup 1952

The renowned endgame study composer A. J. Roycroft was born in London in 1929. He’s probably best known for his founding and long-time editing of EG, a long-running journal devoted to endgame studies; he also wrote the book Test tube … Continue reading

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Irish championship 1999

A report for the Irish championship 1999 has been added to the collection here: see the Irish championships and Tournaments pages. The tournament was held in Drogheda for the first, and so far only, time ever. The turnout was excellent … Continue reading

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How?

Tournament reports have been added for the Bunratty Masters 1999 and 2006 editions. As always, there was much interesting chess in both. But there were also some puzzling games. Now it must be emphasized that even when a game is … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld-Reilly, Irish championship 1964

No sooner had the last post been published, with its statement that only one game was available from the 1964 Irish championship, than David McAlister emailed to say that he had a second in his collection, and a significant one … Continue reading

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Irish championship 1964

The recent posts on the game Oliff-Keogh prompted me to look up the details of the main event with which it was associated, the 1964 Irish championship. That year’s event suffered several problems that turned it into one of the … Continue reading

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Missed opportunity

The very welcome news that the ICU is offering two norm events in Tralee in April brought back memories of other recent norm events and opportunities. One such event was the City of Dublin IM Norm Tournament 2011. No norms … Continue reading

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Opportunity and chance, contd.

From the position in the last post, after 1…. Qg3+!! 2. Kh1, Black could have won by 2… e3!!. The immediate threat, which is enough to account for White’s tries 3. Be2 and 3. Ra3, is 3… Qh3+ 4. Kg1 … Continue reading

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Opportunity and chance

From Chess Combination as a Fine Art (Pitman, 1976) by Golz and Keres, which we’ve mentioned here before, another Irish game and a puzzle: Oliff-Keogh, Dublin 1964 We’ll take up the story as Golz and Keres present it: “Black, who … Continue reading

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Wilkes-Doyle, EU/M/633 corr 1983

And here is one more game from the same event as for the last two posts; thanks again to Tony for supplying notes. Günter W. Wilkes (GER) — Tony Doyle EU/M/633 ICCF corr 1983 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 … Continue reading

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Doyle-Bodisko, EU/M/633 corr 1983

Here is another game from the event mentioned in the last post; thanks again to Tony Doyle for providing notes: Tony Doyle — Alexanadr Petrovich Bodisko (USSR) EU/M/633 ICCF corr 1983 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Bg4 … Continue reading

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