Monthly Archives: November 2008

Una finishes strongly at Olympiad

Una finished strongly, with wins in her final two games, to leave her on the extremely respectable score of 4/8 points and a performance rating of 1630, which far exceeds her regular Irish rating. She has done herself proud and Rathmines … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld vs. Inchicore

Inchicore vs. Rathmines, Thursday, November 20th 2008 1 Liam Porter 1831 1 / 0 Pat McEvoy 1533 2 Sean Murphy 1494 1 / 0 John Crowley 1634 3 Pearse Connolly 1438 0 / 1 David O’Connell 1438 4 Darrgh Connolly … Continue reading

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Olympiad Pictures – on ICU website

A picture of the women’s team, with Una on the right…http://www.icu.ie/images/display.php?id=390 Nigel Short, always eager to please, has his picture taken with the Irish team: http://www.icu.ie/images/display.php?id=393 Full set here: http://www.icu.ie/images/list.php?text=Dresden+Olympiad

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Armstrong A against the students

Rathmines A vs. Dublin University Played Thursday, November 20th 2008. 1 Cafolla, Peter 1927 0 – 1 McPhillips, Karl 2283 2 Delaney, Killian 1950 1/2-1/2 Harding, Tim 2042 3 McCabe, Darren 1897 1/2 – 1/2 Burcea, Valentin 1900* 4 Janusaitis, … Continue reading

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Una wins again, in fine style

Despite facing a 2005-rated player, Una won in fine style today, not getting fussed by her opponent’s extra pawn on f6, guarded by a bishop on g7. If anything, white’s bishop became a liability because it was shut out from the … Continue reading

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Armstrong B team lose to Elm Mount

Elm Mount vs. Rathmines B Round 5, Played Monday 17th November 2008. 1 David Fitzsimons  2145 1 – 0 David Goggins 1876 2 Zygis Jakubauskas  2028 1 – 0 Michael Kennedy 1796 3 Gerry MacElligott  1970 0 – 1 John … Continue reading

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Armstrong A games against Bray/Greystones

Three games are featured here, from the recent Armstrong A team’s 6-2 win over Bray/Greystones. Board 2: John Joyce vs. Killian Delaney, 5th November 2008 Replay Slav Defence A game where Killian again demonstrates that being alert tactically is an … Continue reading

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