Thanks to Mariusz for pointing out this cracker of a game in the currently ongoing Sinquefeld Cup, officially the strongest tournament in the history of chess.
All posts for the month August, 2014
The club is officially back open from next Wednesday, with the Frank Scott Shield down to start from the 10th of September.
This tournament is for all club members still in school. Any juniors looking to play in the tournament, please contact myself, John, Ciarán or Mr Scott, or post here. New players are particularly welcome. Entry is free; time control for games will be the shorter 75 minutes each, meaning games will last from 7:30 to 10pm. The full schedule is in our fixtures list for the coming season.
The fixtures for the top four divisions for the coming season have been published.
With the new season’s fixtures out, we can archive the 2013/14 results for posterity.
The final round of the club championships confirmed that nothing has changed in the eight years since our last competition – Gerry is still king.
There were no upsets in the remaining games of round 4 in the club championships, which means we have a draw for the final round.
As the club continues to grow, we are looking at entering a sixth team in the Leinster leagues for the coming season – but it will require more team captains.
The provisional date for the club AGM is Wednesday 3rd September from 8pm. If there’s a change of date, we’ll post here. All paid-up club members are welcome to attend. Be advised that an increase in club fees will be on the agenda; full details on the day.
The last round of the senior club championships is next Wednesday; the draw will be posted tomorrow pending the final round 4 game this evening. We plan to start the Frank Scott Shield on Wednesday 10th September at 7:30pm. New junior players are welcome to enter!
A couple of the lead runners in the Club Championships were off getting extra practice in Dún Laoghaire at the weekend.
We’ve all done it, even top players. But now Chess24.com has collated a list of seven of the best illegal moves of all time. Wolfgang Heidenfeld’s famous double castling doesn’t make it, surprisingly, but number 6 on the list is arguably even more impressive!