Irish Championship 2005

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Basic data

Irish Championship 2005
Dates July 9-17, 2005
City Dublin
Venue Wynn's Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey St., Dublin
Tournament Director Michael Crowe
Players participating 20
Games played 89
Competition format 9-round Swiss
Tie break Tie-break would apply for title in case of a tie between three or more players; otherwise none
Time control Unknown
FIDE rated? Yes (ID 32655)
Games available All 89
Concurrent events
Missing data, etc. Time limits
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Tournament review

See Martin Crichton's report in TWIC 559, item 25, 25 July 2005.

Interesting games

Have a queen versus rook, bishop and pawn? Just win the rook, bishop and pawn:
         Fitzsimons, David – Short, Philip      0-1

The deciding game of the championship:
         Daly, Colm – Brady, Stephen      1-0

A bishop sacrifice leaves Black in knots:
         Boyle, Bernard – Freeman, Gordon      1-0

The tournament winner's only dropped score:
         O'Donovan, Richard – Daly, Colm      1-0

Did Black have something better somewhere?:
         O'Rourke, Ray – Boyle, Bernard      1-0

A neat finish:
         Brady, Stephen – O'Connell, Gerard      1-0