Kieran Cranny Blitz Grand Prix: Round 1 Results

Scott Mulligan (8.5/9) leads the way ahead of Killian Delaney (8/9) after Round 1 of the Kieran Cranny Grand Prix.

Round 2 takes place on Monday 25-Aug-14, followed by Round 3 on Monday 01-Sep-14.

Full Results:

Final Table – Round 1

Place Name Rating Score
1 Mulligan, Scott 1850 8.5/9
2 Delaney, Killian 2100 8
3 Skrzypnik, Tomasz 1800 7
4 Jocius, Donatas 1700 6
 5-6 Kalam, Abul 1800 5.5
Bermingham, Tony 1750 5.5
7 Nikrow, Shahram 1705 4.5
8 Maher, John 1450 4
9 Byrne, Ciaran 1300 2
10-11 Gallagher, Liam 889 1.5
Nunez, Armando 1000 1.5
12 Gallagher, Matthew 1531 0


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6 Responses to Kieran Cranny Blitz Grand Prix: Round 1 Results

  1. shahram says:

    Yes, having a bad couple of months in chess as I have too many things on my mind , you need a clear mind to play well , that’s another reasons why kids do so well in chess is that their mind is clear and don’t have the burden of responsibilities adults carry.My performance is erratic because my mind is like a parachute ,it either opens and I land and do well or it won’t open and I crash ! .I just saw my name mentioned in st benildus site under ” Dunlaoghaire rapid ” where I had a long chat to mariusz and in an off the cuff remark I mentioned about not losing to benildus player in a “PROPER RATED GAME ” and not unrated or rapid or blitz . I have no luck , was playing killian delaney last monday and I am white and 16 moves into his caro kann he has a chance pick up a free bishop but doesn’t bite and tells me after the game he fell into that trap by taking the bishop against valentine kalininns in a long game .

    It’s nice to see so many rathmniors getting so much stronger in one year and many will be playing in armstrong & heidenfeld next season , Let’s hope team selection is not a disaster this time round .

  2. leon fagan says:

    shahram you need to have faith in the commitee they will do what is best for the club.i think rathmines will have a good season overall this year can they win the armstrong this year not sure but is very possible if they play well and believe it can be done.need to do a little homework on opponents tends to help getting a result.

  3. shahram says:


    Self-confidence is very important. If you don’t think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them .BUT , self confidence/ belief is NOT going to win you games unless you play well . As for rathmines armstrong , it will be fighting to stay in armstrong this season and not going to be a candidate for the title , as things stand we only have 2 available players rated over 1800 next season ., Just for you , I will put data into computer to see any conceivable way rathmines can win armstrong …. be back in couple of minutes

  4. shahram says:

    Yep , computer has done data analysis to see if any way rathmines can win armstrong title this coming season …. and ………. Good news: There is a way !, Bad news: Ebola virus must hit other armstrong teams hard and spare rathmines player !

  5. shahram says:

    in USA Galverston texas now ,where everyone wishes you a great/nice day ( do they really mean it ? ) and have to tip everywhere ( %15 minimum ), just came from a mexican restaurant with relatives ,where a band of mexican amigos kept singing and playing terrible music beside our table and I made a blunder of giving them a $5 tip to make them go away to another table but instead made it worse and kept singing the same repetitive song louder and closer looking at me as If they didn’t know how to finish the song and I was meant to join in the singing and bring the song to an end !

    Irish blitz champion will be decided on 7 rounds only ! must be an international record low number of rounds.

  6. shahram says:

    Woke up from loud thunders , It’s Galveston and NOT galverston. The best thing about usa is that restaurants have a free refill x3 or more soft drink policy. 7 rounds specially is blitz is ridiculously low number to decide a champion .

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