RIP Gerry McCarthy

Just learned today that Gerry McCarthy has passed away. Gerry was a fixture on the Munster and Irish chess scene for many years and although not in good health recently it’s fitting that his last tournament was in the Munster League for CCYMS before Christmas. Sympathies to his family and friends.

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9 Comments to “RIP Gerry McCarthy”

  1. Condolences from Tralee Chess Club.

  2. Very sad to hear …a great chess friend for many years will miss him

  3. You will be sadly missed by Irish chess fans Gerry! Who can ever forget your immortal 4 Queens game from the Castlebar Open 1977 when you beat Olympiad player Maurice Kennefick in 24 moves!

  4. Gerry McCarthy vs Maurice Kennefick
    Castlebar open (1977) • English Opening: King’s English. Two Knights’ Variation Keres Variation (A23) • 1-0
    4 Queens on the board!
    1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cd5 cd5 6. d3 Nc67. Nf3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. a3 Be6 10. b4 a6
    11. Bb2 Rc812. Rc1 Nd7 13. h4 f5 14. e4 d4 15. ef5 dc316. fe6 cb2 17. ed7 bc1Q 18. dc8Q Qa3 19. Qb7 Nb4
    20. Ne5 Bc5 21. Qg4 Qf6 22. Qc4

  5. I noticed he was unexpectedly missing from the Mulcahy line-up last weekend – sad news

  6. Very sad news,an absolute gentleman will be sadly missed.R.I.P

  7. One of life’s gentlemen in every sense of the word, may he rest in peace.

  8. R.I.P. Gerry Mc Carthy, my very goog friend and chess opponent in Munster League games!

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