The LCU have added points deductions for unregistered players in the leagues, so a reminder to those who haven’t yet paid club fees that they’re due!
Seán Coffey (once of this parish of course), found an interesting link between one of Lara’s games in Sligo recently and a famous textbook Capablanca ending from 100 years ago. And when I say “interesting link” – it’s the exact same position. See more here on Seán’s site.
The 2022 European School Chess Championship currently underway in Rhodes had a very special guest to make the ceremonial opening move in round 5 – and we have to admit it’s a good reason to miss Killane Shield duties tomorrow night!
Full story on the ECU website here.
The club was saddened to hear of the passing of John Gibson on Monday.Continue Reading
Mihailo and William were among the 120 competitors at the recent intervarsities – the picture opposite is a great one showing a particularly tense moment, with a familiar (or not!) face looking a bit aggrieved in the middle of it.
Mark Quinn IM is arranging online coaching for juniors rated between 1000 and 1800 – there’s further details here if you’re interested. Mark is an Irish international with a wealth of coaching experience at all levels, so it’d be time well spent if you want to de-rust ahead of (hopefully!) the return to real chess in the coming couple of months.
Kilmacud Crokes are into the Leinster Club Final after beating Portarlington in Croker today, a match which was live on RTÉ1. Their man of the match is pictured opposite giving his post-match interview – but who remembers him from his unbeaten Bodley season for St Benildus in 2011/12?
Below is an update from Monday’s EGM of the Leinster Chess Union looking at how to resume over-the-board chess. Note as well the call for expressions of interest for a second season of the Hibernian Online League to start in January – if anyone is interested in playing, let me know. In the meantime, the school are considering our proposal to re-open club nights, although it will be after Christmas when their next management meeting can consider this.
We’ll keep you updated here as always.Continue Reading
The club would like to extend our condolences to Mariusz on the recent passing of his father, Anatol, after a short illness at the age of 75.Continue Reading
The Irish Times has a video feature today on the 100th Irish Championships, with a number of familiar faces to be spotted!