Monthly Archives: April 2009

Burns v. Jansuaitis 2009

John has annotated this fascinating game for us. It starts with the King’s Indian, turning into an extremely complex middlegame. A dubious black attack backfires as white takes tons of material and control of the game. But then white loses his … Continue reading

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National Championships

Rathmines competed in last weekend’s National Chess Championships. Normally, only teams topping their provincial club competitions would be eligible. This year, the format was for all clubs capable of entering a team with an average rating exceeding 1600 ELO to … Continue reading

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Second Rnd Draw Club Championships

Seniors Second Round Draw 1 BURNS, J (7) : JANUSAITIS, M (3) 2 CROWLEY, J (10) : SCANNELL, T (6) 3 KILLANE, J (4) : McCABE, D (2) 4 KENNEDY, M (5) : KALAM, A (1) 5 DOYLE, P (8) … Continue reading

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Is chess nerdy or sexy?

So asks Dave Fanning, temporary host of today’s Ryan Turbidy RTE radio show (broadcast from 9am to 10am, but available on their website…News: they’ve posted it as a podcast, so it’ll be available for longer: http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2009/pc/pod-v-220409-18m20s-tts.mp3) Here’s the intro: “And … Continue reading

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Irish Juniors

Lukascs sends me this message:  Peter Cooke (11), representing Rathmines, came 6th (joint 4th) in Irish Junior Chess Championship 2009 Under 12 held last weekend in Kilkenny. Well done Peter! Sam Osbourne, also a member of Rathmines, won the U19 … Continue reading

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Club Championships Start Tuesday 21st April

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National Club Championships – teams

Teams are top seeds Kilkenny, followed by Galway, Ennis, Dublin University (Trinity), Rathmines, and Limerick.     Board No. Kilkenny Rating 1 Alexander Baburin 2536 2 Mark Heidenfeld 2391 3 Mark Quinn 2349 4 Ryan Rhys Griffiths 2145 5 Eamon … Continue reading

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