Strong Kilkenny team overcome Armstrong A

Here´s the scorecard from Kilkenny vs Rathmines A (Armstrong), played Saturday 19th February, 2011.

Bd KILKENNY ICU no. Rating Result RATHMINES A ICU no. Rating
1 Alexander Baburin 7085 2482 1 – 0 Sam Osborne 6252 2084
2 Ryan Rhys Griffiths 6897 2265 1 – 0 Peter Cafolla 159 2022
3 Mark Quinn 1402 2363 0.5 – 0.5 Killian Delaney 5104 2010
4 Karl McPhillips 5243 2281 0 – 1 Darren McCabe 5722 1912
5 John Courtney 6882 1899 1 – 0 DJ O´Donoghue 5028 1853
6 Darko Polimac 6141 1989 0 – 1 Tony Scannell 1533 1822
7 Eamon Keogh 731 1909 0.5 – 0.5 Leon Fagan 406 1818
8 Aravind Menon 6717 1861 1 – 0 Ian Moloney 2346 1768
5 – 3

The final score looks more convincing than the actual match. Leon was two pawns up and in a probably winning position but suffered some nerves in trying to close it out against Eamon. And DJ lost a cliff-hanger against John Courtney, who had a winning end-game but an extremely low amount of time. John flashed out blitz moves and DJ was mated with just seconds remaining on his clock. Most notable were Darren’s win over Karl and Killian’s draw against IM Quinn. Overall – and despite the loss – it was a great team performance.

I am going to be publishing my game against Polimac sometime soon and am hoping to have another couple of games too.

This is an open invitiation to ALL players in Rathmines: if you have an interesting game that you’d like to see published on the site, just email me! scannell_tony@yahoo.co.uk  The ideal is to send a pgn file with embedded comments.

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