Archive for September, 2018

September 23, 2018

43rd Chess Olympiad

The 43rd Chess Olympiad officially started today in Batumi, Georgia. Ireland have both a mens and womens team competing. Details at the official tournament website.

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September 3, 2018

RIP Philip Short

Irish chess lost one of it’s titans recently with the death of Philip Short. I remember as a youngster going through Philips games in copies of the Irish Chess Journal. I got to play him quite a few times in more recent years. He was an excellent chess player but more importantly was a very pleasant and modest person. Deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.

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