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.

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.