A reminder there is no online blitz this evening as we have a number of players involved in the Glorney (Kavin, Lara, Diana, Ben, Yubo, Thomas, Fearghal, Karel and Danny I think), which you can watch live on lichess from 6:30 each evening this week, with details on the tournament site. Ben is one of a number of players doing updates for the ICU sites.
Plus there’s also some real chess on! The Irish Championships starts at the weekend, with Stephen, Gerry, Kevin, Kavin, Brendan, Leon and Lara all involved; the first round draw sees a club derby as Gerry plays Lara, while Kavin will be looking to repeat his draw against Colm Daly from Gonzaga in January, while Kevin is up on board 2 against Tarun. Full round 1 draw here.
The ICU Major event – for 1300-1900-rated players – is open for entry later in August; details here.