Monthly Archives: September 2008

Result: Armstrong B team, away to Phibsboro

Phibsboro vs Rathmines B Monday, 29th September, 2008 The Armstrong B team was heavily out-rated by the reigning Leinster champions, Phibsboro. Despite this, we gained a few credible draws. Michael drew his game against Kevin Butler (2030), Graeme drew against … Continue reading

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Killian Delaney vs. David Goggins, Armstrong rnd 1

This game best exemplifies how to be tactically alert even in apparently quiet positions. Killian first wins a pawn on an open board, then transforms down to a won endgame, both with simple tactics. White: Killian Delaney – Black: David … Continue reading

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BEA Cup – Round 1

Unfortunately, we had some problems arranging a full team for the first outing of the BEA Cup team. What should have been a five game match ended up as a three game match. We seem to have been hit, generally, … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld result vs. Wicklow

Wicklow (Home) vs. Rathmines (Away) Played Saturday 20th September, report by Peter Bishop. As befits the first match of the season, when the fixture is on a Saturday, it was bright sunshine. When I should be cutting the grass at … Continue reading

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Armstrong Result, A vs. B

Result from Tuesday’s games: 6.5-1.5 for the A team. (The B team were playing at home, so B-team names first.) Tuesday 16th Sept 2008, Armstrong Cup, Rathmines B vs. Rathmines A David Goggins 0 – 1 Killian Delaney John P. … Continue reading

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Ratings adjustments

The Irish Chess Union have published an updated list of ratings, based on some adjustments relating to foreign players and a couple of wrong results involving Rathmines players in the Branagan Cup. Most of the changes are tiny, amounting to … Continue reading

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Leinster Leagues 2008/09

The Leinster Chess League fixtures have been posted (for a while, actually). Here are the important dates for Rathmines: Next Tuesday, 16th September sees A vs. B in the Armstrong: http://www.chessleague.net/lcu/lcu0809/div1/fixtures.htm The Heidenfeld team start away to Wicklow on Saturday … Continue reading

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