The Foxrock/Cabinteely Community Games team are putting a call out for players for their U16 chess team in the upcoming competition.
The Olympiad is only on day 2, but already we have what looks like the best ever result for an Irish player, with Alex Baburin GM drawing against France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave GM, the world number 2.
The 42nd Chess Olympiad will start on Friday in Baku, and will run through to Tuesday 13th, with just one rest day next Wednesday.
If you enter a team, post here and I’ll see if there’s a way of working out a Benildus leaderboard for the tournament.
The nice weather can only mean one thing – it’s exam time again. Tim, Diarmaid and Mihailo start the Junior Cert, while Anastasija starts the Leaving Cert. Best of luck to all!