Monthly Archives: February 2009

Armstrong B get taught a lesson

Here´s the scorecard from the Armstrong match Dublin University vs. Rathmines B, played 24-Feb-09 Bd. Dublin University ICU # Rating Result Rathmines B ICU # Rating 1 Karl McPhillips 5243 2297 1 – 0 Abul Kalam 16042 2059 2 Tim … Continue reading

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BEA result vs. Dun Laoghaire

(BTW …apologies for the very late delivery of updates to the website – I’ve been otherwise engaged!) Dun Laoghaire vs. Rathmines BEA, Round 9, Played 18th February 2009 1. Cormuin O’Reilly 1308 0 – 1 Ed Cunningham 933 2. Conor … Continue reading

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Ireland wins Louis Braille Chess Tournament

Irish Braille Chess team with their trophies L-to-R: Philip Doyle, Eamonn Casey, Martin Keane and Sean Loftus. A report from Sean Loftus, a member of the winning team On Friday, 2nd January, 4 of us flew to Edinburgh to represent … Continue reading

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Armstrong A results Rounds 8 and 9

Malahide vs. Rathmines A Armstrong Cup, Round 8 Justin Daly 1877 0 – 1 John Delaney 2264 Frank McMahon 1855 1/2 – 1/2 Mindaugaus Janusaitis 1921 Paul Taaffe 1755 0 – 1 Darren McCabe 1897 Gerry Buckley 1656 0 – … Continue reading

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BEA result against Elm Mount

Rathmines vs. Elm Mount, played 3rd Feb. 2009 (Rathmines home) 1. Ed Cunningham 966 1/2 – 1/2 Sean Davdren 1167 2. Pat O’Brien 938 0 – 1 Kevin Murray 1092 3. Rob Wilson 858 0 – 1 Donal Harrington 936 … Continue reading

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Abul stars as Armstrong B team lose out to Bray

Report from Michael Kennedy, captain of the Armstrong B team On Tuesday night, 10-Feb-09, the Rathmines B Armstrong team lost 3-5 to a far superior Bray / Greystones team.   From a Rathmines perspective, Abul was definitely the star of … Continue reading

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Michael Kennedy (1796) vs Pat Reynolds (1929)

Michael plays the white side of a Benko Gambit and shows how to punish some anti-positional moves from black. I play the Benko myself occasionally and have had mixed results. The only way to win with it is to generate … Continue reading

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