Archive for October, 2018

October 29, 2018

Three way tie in Limerick Open

There was a three way tie for first in the Limerick Open which finished earlier today. Colm Daly, Pierluigi Piscopo and Conor O’Donnell all finished on 5 from 6. Denis Ruchko and Sean Murphy finished a half point behind. Dylan Murphy won the U1400 with five wins in a row meaning he had won the tournament before the final round was even played. James Carolan, Atharva Paibir and Eric Wang all finished on 4.5.

October 27, 2018

Italian IM visits Ennis

Italian IM Pierluigi Piscopo is staying in Ennis this weekend while he competes in the Limerick Open. He paid a visit to O’Keeffes last night to sample some good Guinness, play some blitz and he also found time to show us some of his best games, some of which were very nice. Originally from Puglia in Italy, Pierluigi now lives and works as a chess coach in Corsica. You can get updates from the Limerick Open this weekend at the Irish Chess Union website.



October 15, 2018

Limerick Open

The Limerick Open takes place from the 27th to the 29th October at the usual venue of the South Court Hotel in Limerick. Entries to John Cassidy 087 2495913.

October 14, 2018

European Club Cup 2018

Three Irish teams are currently participating in the European Club Cup in Porto Carras in Greece. Best of luck to all. Chessbase are carrying regular updates and live games. Ballinasloe Chess Club Facebook page and the Irish Chess Union Facebook page are also bringing news from the event.

October 5, 2018

Olympiad- China win double gold

A last round draw with the USA was enough for China to take gold in the Open section with the Americans finishing second and Russia third. Poland might be a little disappointed to finish just outside the medal placings in fourth but can reflect on an excellent tournament including wins over both USA and Russia. The Irish team, who were seeded 66th in the Open, finished in 82nd place.

China also won gold in the women’s event with Ukraine finishing second and Georgia third. The Irish women’s team finished in 83rd place. They were seeded 87th.