Monthly Archives: January 2008

End of January League Roundup

With most of the leagues facing into their last three games, it is make-or-break time for the Rathmines teams. Armstrong Cup League Table: In the division one, Armstrong Cup, we have two teams. The reigning champions, Rathmines A, are in … Continue reading

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Ennis Shield, vs. Tallaght

Ennis Shield on Wednesday 23rd January. Tallaght vs. Rathmines Tom O’ Flynn 1737 0 / 1 Atanas Kouhtev 1443 Terry Fayne 1681 1 / 0 Dave O’Connell 1394 Jim Prendiville 1587 1 / 0 Paul Mogerley 1340 Pat McGowan 1504 … Continue reading

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Darren’s win in the Armstrong

Rathmines vs. Dun Laoghaire, Jan 24th 2008 McCabe,Darren (1955) – Cassidy,Paul (1903) [C45] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 The Scotch. 3…Nxd4?! Not the best move here. 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.Qxd4 Qf6 After 5…Qf6 Black starts actively looking to swap queens off. … Continue reading

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Armstrong B vs. Elm Mount report

Armstrong: Rathmines B score narrow 4.5 – 3.5 win over Elm Mount B  (Click link to see score). Report from Michael Kennedy, Captain of the Rathmines Armstrong B team Monday 21-Jan-08 was the most depressing day of the year according to … Continue reading

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Burns vs. McDonagh

Burns, J – McDonagh, Alan [E66] Armstrong – Rathmines B v Elm Mount B Annotated by John Burns. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.g3 0–0 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.d5 Na5 8.Qd3 d6 9.0–0 b6 10.b3N Position after 10. … Continue reading

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Armstrong whitewash

Rathmines A vs. Dun Laoghaire Played January 24th 2008. 1 O’Cinneide, Mel 2205 1 – 0 Lane, John 1951 2 Smith, Derek 1977 1 – 0 Palmer, Bernard 1937 3 Hurley, John 2033 1 – 0 Dennehy, Tony 1872 4 … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld Result

Round:  7.   Date: 23rd Jan 2007      Bray\Greystones B vs. Rathmines 1 Brian Gaines 1629 0 – 1 John Crowley 1682 2 Stephen Stokes1537 0.5 – 0.5 Peter Lynch 1630 3 Liam Byrne 1584 0 – 1 Pat McEvoy 1566 4 Tom Malone 1475 0 – 1 John O’Connell  1468 5 Gareth Cahill 1474 1 – 0 Nicky … Continue reading

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Blitz Results after Round 1

Standings Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score 1-2 DELANEY, KILLIAN 2001 8 JANUSAITIS, MINDAUGAS 1932 8 3 SCANNELL, TONY 1782 6 4-7 O’CONNELL, DAVID 1390 5.5   CROWLEY, JOHN 1682 5.5   MAHER, JOHN 1443 5.5   KILLANE, JACK 1747 … Continue reading

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Armstrong B team vs. Elm Mount B

This was a very good result for the B team, beating one of their close rivals for the drop, Elm Mount B. We welcomed Mindaugas Janusaitis for the first time, a new recruit who had dropped in for the Christmas Blitz. We … Continue reading

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Blitz! Round 1, Tuesday, January 22nd

Reminder: The first round starts Tuesday.

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Rathmines A vs. Trinity, Armstrong

Rathmines A played Dublin University last night, in the Armstrong, in a delayed match. This was the first match since Philip Hogarty’s tragic accident. The atmosphere was, naturally, subdued, with many friends of Philip playing on the night, including Darren, … Continue reading

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Kannika Koomvilai game

Here is a recent game from Kannika, in the Ennis, which she sent me and I’ve annotated. This is a superb example of energetic defensive play under pressure. After letting white build a large initiative in the opening, Kannika defends … Continue reading

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Philip Hogarty Tributes

Tom Flynn, Secretary of Tallaght Chess Club, has written a very heartfelt tribute to Philip which has been posted to the Irish Chess Union website. Click Here. Chessbase have also recently posted a generous tribute from Karl McPhilips, and have … Continue reading

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Rathmines Annual Blitz

The dates for this, now annual, competition are: 1. Tuesday, 22nd January   2. Thursday, 14th February (Valentine’s Day – chess players have no romance in their lives!)   3.  Tuesday, 18th March The format has been the same for … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld result vs Lucan

Heidenfeld, Lucan vs. Rathmines, Thursday 10th January 2008.                  1 Jim Murray 1758 0.5 – 0.5 John Crowley 1682 2 Brendan Norris 1610 0.5 – 0.5 Peter Lynch 1630 3 Cathal Walsh 1470 … Continue reading

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