Category Archives: Irish championships

Irish championship 2005

A report on the 2005 Irish championship has been added to the tournament pages here. Colm Daly won his third championship, after 1998 and 1999, by a full point. All games are available. It’s interesting that fully half of the … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2015

This year’s Irish championship, in progress as I write this, has a report available here, including all 35 games from the first four rounds. The report will be updated round-by-round. Though the field is markedly smaller than last year’s, it … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2008

A tournament report for the 2008 Irish championship has now been added to the report’s selection contains 22 games, and even at that another dozen could easily have been added. This report fills the most recent gap in the coverage … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2014

The Irish championship has started and it’s great to see one of the largest fields for many years, with 30 players vying for the title. (Setting aside the 2007 championship, where the monster field resulted from a variety of special … Continue reading

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Irish championship, Limerick 2004

This year’s Irish championship was the fourth ever held in Limerick, after the 1991, 2000, and 2004 championships: see David McAlister’s comprehensive compilation on his Irish Chess History web site. The 2004 championship was notable as the first championship of … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2013

And they’re off … this year’s much-anticipated Irish championship has started. Already there’s a major shock in round 1 with Colm Daly (with White!) being routed by Ciarán Quinn. With the demise of the LCU Blog, it’s not clear where … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld and the 1958 Irish Championship

There’s one simple way for an Irish chess website to increase its traffic: start a debate on the eligibility to play in the Irish Championship, more specifically should it be an open or closed tournament (and if it’s a closed … Continue reading

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Irish championship 1998

The ICU web site has an interview with Stephen Brady from 1995. His views on the Irish chess scene of the day make interesting reading. One comment that jumps out concerns Colm Daly, and whether he would ever win the … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2012

Must dash, so very briefly: a report on the Irish championship has been added to the tournaments page.

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Irish championship 2012, and an update to the equal-first-in-an-Irish-championship-but-never-Irish-champion list

Congratulations to the joint Irish champions for this year, FMs Stephen Brady and Colm Daly, after one of the closest finishes ever. A fuller report later, but for now we should acknowledge that first place was shared by, and indeed … Continue reading

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