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Breaking news from 1906

Anticipation is building for the Irish Championship, to be held at the University of Limerick from July 6-14. It’s the centenary of the Irish championship as organised by the Irish Chess Union, and is shaping up to be an excellent … Continue reading

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Alex Montwill

J.J. Walsh has sent the news that Alex Montwill, who has been mentioned here several times, died two weeks ago, on April 18th. He was 78. As previously discussed here, he finished equal first in an Irish championship but was … Continue reading

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Jonathan O’Connor awarded CC-IM title

Colm Daly’s galling near-miss of an IM norm last month happened just as I was leaving for a trip to Shanghai–as I left the house I thought he had it in the bag. Disappointing! But that is the way with … Continue reading

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Stop press!

It isn’t often that Irish chess history makes the front page of the Irish Times, but we live in strange times indeed: today’s paper has a story, by Joanne Hunt, Game finally over after 50 years for silver chess trophy. … Continue reading

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