Irish Championship 2006

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Basic data

Irish Championship 2006
Dates July 8-16, 2006
City Dublin
Venue St. Benildus College, Upper Kilmacud Rd., Co. Dublin
Tournament Director Gerard O'Connell
Players participating 12
Games played 52
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 40 moves in two hours, and one hour allegro for each player
Sponsor None
Missing data, etc. Game scores for the remaining games
Concurrent events
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Tournament review

See John Healy's round-by-round updates on the ICU web site (July 2006)

Interesting games

Four queens and an underpromotion:
         Short, Philip – Daly, Colm      0-1

The tournament winner put to the test:
         MacElligott, Gerard – Brady, Stephen      0-1

A quick and crushing attack:
         Fitzsimons, David – Boyle, Bernard      1-0

An even quicker and more crushing attack:
         Delaney, Killian – Cafolla, Peter      1-0

A spectacular blunder with an effect on first place:
         Brady, Stephen – Daly, Colm      1-0

And another ("The ultimate truth about chess is that it is a game of chance"—Donner):
         Short, Philip – Jessel, Stephen      1-0