Archive for August, 2019

August 12, 2019

Murphy wins Irish Championships

Well done to FM Conor Murphy who won the Irish Championships at the weekend on an excellent score of 7.5/9. A last round win over FM Conor O’Donnell meant he finished in outright first, a half point ahead of IM Alex Lopez and IM Sam Collins who finished in joint 2nd/3rd.

Brays Eric Bennett won the Major, Kevin Fitzpatrick won the Challengers and Ben Cullen won the Weekday Open. The quickplay events were won by IM Alex Lopez (Rapid) and Tarun Kanyamarala (Blitz).

August 3, 2019

2019 Irish Championships

The 2019 Irish Chess Championships gets underway in Dublin this weekend. There is a strong field competing for the Championship and there is coverage at the Irish Chess Union website. There are various side events running alongside the main event which continues until the 11th August.