I’ve shown this puzzle up the club the last couple of nights, but in case you missed it, here’s one of the most amazing puzzles in chess. See how you get on solving it!
All posts for the month January, 2014
The club’s winning streak finally came to an end tonight – though not its unbeaten run, which continues to 9 successive matches after tonight’s two Bodley games.
After a 1-2 in the Challengers section of Gonzaga at the weekend, the new ratings list shows Benildus take the top two spots in terms of rating gains since the last list.
Alex Byrne won the Gonzaga Challengers just 12 months after scoring 0/6 in the 2013 Gonzaga tournament, his first ever tournament, while Mihailo has taken over from Odhrán as the number 1 ranked player in the school.
In the club’s seventh win in a row(!), the Armstrong recorded a 6.5-1.5 win over 3rd placed Bray last night. Bray were missing a number of regulars, but we’ll take a bit of luck after a rocky start.
The Bodley As were hosted by Inchicore last week, and entered the match top of the table. A big win was hoped for, and early signs were good, with solid advantages on every board.
The Bodley A and O’Hanlon both recorded wins tonight, meaning that each of our five teams has started off the year with a win – quite a rare occurrence!
After recent contributions from John Gibson, the excellent Irish Chess History website and my camera, the club’s Roll of Honour has been substantially expanded with wins in tournaments I’d never heard of to a couple more trophy photos. Technically, some of John’s honours go back before the founding of the club, but that’s a small detail!
The FIDE ratings list has also been expanded to include Blitz and Rapid ratings; the Irish Blitz championships before the last ICU AGM is included.
If anyone has more to contribute, post away.
The Heidenfeld’s game against Phibsboro ended in a 5-3 win after Ronan Sweeney drew in his rearranged tie.
Yesterday saw both our Bodley B and our Armstrong travel to Kildare to take on the Curragh, and we emerged with big winning margins in both games.
(You can blame Ciarán for the awful pun!)