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Joe Noone, David Denny

The answers to Thursday’s puzzle are Joe Noone (Player A) and David Denny (Player B). The original source is David Denny’s Flickr account. The players, from left to right, are Joe Noone, Martin O’Neill, David Denny, Brendan Bartley, Tom McHugh, … Continue reading

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This photo shows the Ballyfermot team that won the national Community Games championship in 1970. (Click on the picture for a larger version.) One player in this picture (call him Player A) was later a Leinster champion. He’s still playing, … Continue reading

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Can anyone identify this Irish player? Some clues: (a) he won several national championships (b) he played in a zonal tournament in 1957 (c) he played Armstrong Cup chess for Phibsboro. Warning: hard! The picture is shown with permission, but … Continue reading

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Korchnoi photograph

Ulster player Cathal Murphy stumbled upon this super old photograph in the 1970s Armagh Memories Facebook page and sent it to me. It was dated November 1976 but was actually taken in February 1981 at the event I had previously … Continue reading

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Wexford/Drogheda June Congress

The Drogheda June Congress is on this weekend. This competition has a unique structure of 6-player all-play-alls and a long history: this is the 24th of the series in Drogheda, in an unbroken sequence from 1990, and it had previously … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Dublin Zonal, 1957

Over at the ICU site there’s a fascinating report from Mark Orr, on a hitherto unknown trove of photographs, mostly of the Dublin zonal in 1957, belonging to Joe Keenan and discovered this year by his relative John Shearan (Malahide … Continue reading

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