Monthly Archives: January 2010

Jack’s royal triumph in Kilkenny

Kieran O’Riordan vs. Jack Killane Game annotated by Jack. This game was in round 3 of the Kilkenny Major 2009 (which Jack won – ed). My opponent is a young player from Cork.  Ruy Lopez, Open Variation 1. e4 e5, 2. … Continue reading

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Belgium hotel – Update

Stephan has recommended that people book directly with the hotel, over the hotel’s website, rather than group book. Apparently, group booking is more expensive, rather than less expensive! You can access their booking forms here: Ibis Centrum, Ghent I have already … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld result from Saturday

Here’s the result of the Heidenfeld match Rathmines A vs. Curragh, played Saturday 23-Jan-10: Bd Rathmines A ICU no. Rating Result Curragh ICU no. Rating 1 David Goggins 1817 0.5 – 0.5 Richard Arundell 1918 2 Leon Fagan 1790 0 … Continue reading

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Kieran Cranny Blitz results

The Kieran Cranny Perpetual Trophy Blitz tournament kicked off last night in fine fashion. There was a great turnout of 20 players. Without the absent Killian Delaney and Mindaugas Janusaitis, winners over the last three years, the competition looked very … Continue reading

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Latest rating changes

The ICU has updated ratings for some players. I am not sure why they’ve included only these players and why some ratings have remained static. ICU No. Name Rating Games Club 318 Delaney, John (FM)  2211   Rathmines 159 Cafolla, … Continue reading

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Reminder – Blitz starts Monday 18th January!!!

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Belgium 2010

Plans for going to Belgium are well advanced. Many people have already booked their 6.50am (yawn!) flights. They’re still incredibly cheap (I checked about 2 days ago) – around 100 euros all inclusive for return flights. It looks likely that … Continue reading

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