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Dexter Harris helps Ireland gain 3rd place at the Glorney Gilbert International 2020

Junior international teams from England, Belgium, Wales, Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland. Competed online in different age group sections for cups in the Glorney Gilbert International 2020.

The Glorney Gilbert International  was played this week. The event was held online on lichess.

The event is long standing having been started in 1949. Its international with teams from Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Wales, Scotland, France (this year they didnt play).

Dexter Harris from Ulster chess was honored to be selected to play for Ireland in the Under12's team for the Stokes Cup. Dexter played 4 games winning 2.

There are team events for :

Glorney Cup Under 18's 5 boards
Robinson Cup Under 14's 6 boards
Gilbert Cup Girls under 18 3 boards
Stokes Cup Under 12's 6 boards

The events rounds were played in the evenings:

Round 1 Monday 27th July 6.30pm
Round 2 Tuesday 28th July 6.30pm
Round 3 Wednesday 29th July 6.30pm
Round 4 Thursday 30th July 6.30pm
Round 5 Friday 31st July 6.30pm

 

For full results and more info : https://www.glorneycupchess.org/index.htm

In the Stokes competition Ireland came 3rd.

1 2 3 4 5 6 GP MP
1 England 4 - 2 3½-2½ 5½-½ 5½-½ 6-0 24½ 10
2 Netherlands 2 - 4 4½-1½ 4 - 2 5 - 1 4 - 2 19½ 8
3 Ireland 2½-3½ 1½-4½ 3½-2½ 4½-1½ 5 - 1 17 6
4 Belgium ½-5½ 2 - 4 2½-3½ 5 - 1 4 - 2 14 4
5 Scotland ½-5½ 1½-4½ 1 - 5 3½-2½ 2
6 Wales 0-6 2 - 4 1 - 5 2 - 4 2½-3½ 0

 

Dexter playing White and winning in round 2.

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. h3 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Nc6 7. O-O b6 8. c4 e6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. d5 Ne7 11. e4 e5 12. Bh2 c5 13. Nd2 a6 14. f4 exf4 15. Bxf4 Ne8 16. Qb3 f5 17. Na4 Nc8 18. Bg3 fxe4 19. Rxf8+ Kxf8 20. Rf1+ Kg8 21. Nxe4 Nf6 22. Bh4 Qe8 23. Nxf6+ Bxf6 24. Rxf6 Qxe2 25. Nxb6 Nxb6 26. Qxb6 Rb8 27. Qxd6 Qe3+ 28. Kh2 Re8 29. Re6 Rxe6 30. Qxe6+ Qxe6 31. dxe6 Bc6 32. Kg3 Kf8 33. Bf6 h6 34. Kf2 g5 35. g3 Kg8 36. Be7 Kg7 37. Bxc5 Kf6 38. e7 Ke5 39. Ke3 Bd7 40. h4 g4 41. b3 h5 42. a4 Be8 43. a5 Ke6 44. b4 Ba4 45. Kf4 Kf6 46. b5 Kf7 47. bxa6 Bc6 48. Kg5 Ke8 49. Kxh5 Bf3 50. a7 Kf7 51. a8=Q Bxa8 52. Kxg4 Be4 53. h5 Bd3 54. a6 Bxc4 55. a7 Bd5 56. h6 Be6+ 57. Kg5 Bd5 58. h7 Be4 59. h8=Q Bc6 60. Qf6+ Ke8 61. Qxc6+ Kf7 62. Qf6+ Ke8 63. a8=Q+ Kd7 64. Qd6# 1-0

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Dexters winning his final game in round 5. Dexter played Black,

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Be3 O-O 8. Bd3 Re8 9. Qd2 Be6 10. O-O-O a5 11. Kb1 b5 12. h4 b4 13. h5 a4 14. b3 Qa5 15. c4 bxc3 16. Qc2 axb3 17. Qe2 c2+ 18. Bxc2 Qxa2+ 19. Kc1 Ba3+ 20. Kd2 Qxc2+ 21. Ke1 Bb4+ 22. Kf1 Bc4 23. Qxc4 Qxd1+ 24. Ne1 Qxe1# 0-1

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