Links

Organisations
The Irish Chess Union
The Leinster Chess Union, including league tables for all six divisions of the Leinster leagues and an archive of results for the past decade
The Leinster Schools Chess Association, a new site with results and fixtures for the current season
FIDE, the World Chess Federation, including details of upcoming international tournaments
Leinster Junior Chess, with many tournaments for juniors starting out
My Excel ratings calculator

Other League clubs
Blanchardstown Chess Club
Drogheda Chess Club
Dublin Chess Club
Elm Mount Chess Club
Inchicore Chess Club
Malahide Chess Club
Phibsboro Chess Club
Rathmines Chess Club
Rathmines Juniors Chess Club
Skerries Chess Club

General entertainment
The St Benildus club history
Gameknot, an excellent online chess site, which also includes a tactics training section
chess.com, another good online site
Tim Krabbé’s Chess Curiousities; well worth a dip into every now and again
Tim Krabbé’s Chess Records; a similar idea to the above
The 110 greatest moves ever played. Do you feature?! Probably not, as the list was drawn up in 1998, but still, some excellent games and remarkable ideas are featured.
Irish Chess History, which has helped bulk out our own Roll of Honour section
irlchess.com, with plenty of interesting articles on Irish chess history

Online training
Chess openings presented in 15-minute clips on YouTube
Chesstempo.com, with endgame and tactics training.
Chesscademy, a bit of a work in progress for now, but some good pointers.
Chess Endgame Simulator – an invaluable tool for turning endgame draws into wins. Allows you to play a range of theoretic endgame positions out against a computer
Nalimov’s endgame tablebase – chess solved for every position with six or fewer pieces. Again, an excellent endgame training site which quickly shows where your endgame went from won to drawn to lost and back!
Susan Polgar’s endgame trainer
The Novice Nook, a monthly e-zine for players of club strength
The Guardian’s excellent, and sadly discontinued, weekly series by Daniel King (GM) and Ronan Bennett (patzer)

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