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Karpov-Moles, Groningen 1967-8

In the comments to Walsh-Botvinnik, Martin Crichton mentions a game between Kiernan (presumably Bernard Kernan) and Karpov, when the latter was World Champion. I’m sceptical that such a game exists (I couldn’t find it in any of the normal databases … Continue reading

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The Chess Map of Ireland 1993: 20 years on

When I played in the 1994 National Club Championship at the Winston Hotel Bangor, I received the parchment map below. My slightly faded recollection is that all the participants received a copy to mark their participation in the event, but … Continue reading

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Eugene O’Hare and Bobby Fischer

Colin Fenton has brought to my attention this tribute to Eugene O’Hare from the Derry Journal. It referred to Eugene as “an internationally known chess player who once played against the late chess master, Bobby Fisher[sic].” There is no game … Continue reading

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O’Hanlon, Cox and the female impersonator

John (“J.J.”) O’Hanlon won the Irish championship nine times between 1913 and 1940. His most significant international successes were at Broadstairs 1922 where he tied with the future World Champion Max Euwe (winning their individual encounter) and Hyѐres 1928 where he tied with … Continue reading

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