Archive for ‘chess events’

May 11, 2019

Ennis Congress next weekend

The Ennis Chess Congress takes place next weekend in the West County Hotel. There is an Open section and an U1400 section. Contact John Cassidy 087-2495913 to enter either event.

May 12, 2018

Coverage of Ennis Congress

The top 2 boards from the Ennis Open and the top board from the U1400 are being broadcast live here. Links to the pairings and standings are at the ICU website.

April 3, 2018

Easter results

Two Irish players made norms at the recent Easter tournaments in Dublin, winning their sections in the process. IM Alex Lopez made a GM norm. After starting somewhat slowly he won his last 5(!) games to win the tournament and make a norm. A little bit reminiscent of his performance in the Irish Championships last year when he won his last 4 games to tie for first. In the IM tournament FM Conor O’Donnell made an IM norm and won the tournament. Details at chess results and the ICU site.

September 23, 2017

Munster Championships 3 rounds in

The Munster Championships and Joe Browne Cup are taking place in the West County Hotel this weekend. Yours truly leads on 3 from 3 in a somewhat smaller than usual Senior Section. Paddy Quinlan is leading the Joe Browne Cup on 4 points from 4. There are two rounds still to go in the tournament tomorrow and the top 2 boards in the Senior and the top board in the Joe Browne cup are being broadcast live on the Irish Chess Union website.

The Irish Rapid and Blitz championships are on this weekend in Dublin. Maxime LaGarde beat 3 FMs and an IM on his way to first place with 7 from 7, Conor O’Donnell finished second and there was a 3 way tie in third back to fifth between Valdes, Li and Delaney. The blitz is on tomorrow.

May 14, 2017

Miron wins Ennis Open

Lucian Miron won the Ennis Open for a second year in the row. He coasted home fairly comfortably in the end, 5 wins in a row meant a last round draw was all that was needed to take first place. Daniel Hristodorescu and Colm Daly tied for second/third.

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Lucian Miron won the Open

The u1400 section was won by Ennis player Azzizbek Shamsiddinov with another Ennis player Aidan Coll tied in second through to fourth with Jonathan Kiely and Atanas Kouhtev.

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Azzizbek Shamsiddinov won the U1400 section

Full results table on the Irish Chess Union website.

May 22, 2016

Protected: Galway Rapidplay 2016

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March 17, 2016

Protected: Cork Congress this weekend

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February 4, 2016

Protected: Korneev and Fitzsimons tie in Enniscorthy

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April 4, 2015

Protected: So and Nakamura lead US Championships

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February 18, 2015

Protected: Places still available in So Simul

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