Category Archives: Olympiad

Olympiad Update (Wed 2.10pm)

Well done to Una O’Boyle, who has just turned around a game where she was a piece down with – seemingly – no hope! She persevered despite the odds and eventually produced a series of queen-side pawns which black’s knight … Continue reading

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Olympiad update (Monday 1.45pm)

The Irish women have run out 4-0 winners against Seychelles. The standard of play, particularly on boards 1 and 4, was abysmal. Just look at board 4, where Nicky Benson was four pieces up without breaking sweat and her opponent … Continue reading

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Olympiad update (Sunday)

Sunday is a rest day. In round 6 Ireland’s women will play the Seychelles. Ireland badly need a win to lift themselves off the bottom of the table, but they’re finding some form with 3.5/8 points in their last two … Continue reading

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Olympiad, Saturday

Another brilliant day for the Irish men’s team, currently at 3-0 (this is 1.30pm) with David Fitzsimon’s game still ongoing and looking, to me, at least a draw. Here’s an interesting photo of the Russia 1 vs Ireland game taken … Continue reading

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Olympiad update

Ireland’s women kicked off against Korea, with Una taking a break today. We’re already 1-0 down unfortunately. Match 53. Ireland Korea 1. Alfred, Emily – Byun, Sungwon 2. Shaughnessy, Elizabeth – Kim, Taegyeong 3. Hearne, Sarah-Jane – Park, Jin Woo … Continue reading

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John Delaney – reminder

We are delighted to announce that FIDE Master, former four-time Irish Champion and Rathmines club member John Delaney will give a chess talk in the club on Thursday, 23rd September, 2010, at 8pm. The topic will be the Open Sicilian … Continue reading

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Russia (gulp!) vs. Ireland

Ireland drew top seeds Russia in the opening round of the Chess Olympiad (open section). Ireland either got the short straw or the long straw, depending on how one views these things. Russia, obviously, with their incredible chess history and their … Continue reading

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