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Stephen Rush at the Irish Championships 2018 and Danny Roberts at the Irish Majors.

Stephen Rush played at the Irish Championships over the week starting 4th August to 12th. Danny Roberts played in the Irish Majors both getting good results.

Its always good to follow our top players at top events. Stephen Rush played in the Irish Championships in Dublin. He came away with 4 points out of 9 and a tournament performance rating of 2051.

Rd. Name Rtg Pts. Res.
1 FM Murphy Conor 2336 5,5 s 0
2 Scott Luke 1873 2,0 w 1
3 Delaney Killian 2206 5,0 s 0
4 Wallace Paul 2202 4,5 w 1
5 Fox Anthony 2046 4,0 s ½
6 FM O'Gorman Tom 2258 4,5 w 0
7 Bourached Anthony 2026 3,5 s 0
8 Keogh Eamon 1960 4,0 w ½
9 Tirziman Rudolf 1943 3,0 s 1

A game from the tournament:

Stephens Games for the tournament

Rush, Stephen (2025) - Wallace, Paul (2202)

The Blackthorne Irish Championship 2018 (Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland), 07.08.2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Be3 c57.Nge2 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Ng3 h5 10.Be2 h4 11.Nf1 a6 12.Bg5h3 13.g4 b5 14.Qd2 bxc4 15.Bh6 Rb8 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Ne3Bd7 18.Rg1 Rh8 19.f4 Nd3+ 20.Bxd3 cxd3 21.e5 Ne8 22.O-O-O Qa5 23.f5 dxe5 24.fxg6 fxg6 25.Nc4 Qb4 26.Nxe5 Ba427.Nxd3 Qd4 28.Rde1 c4 29.Rxe7+ Kf8 30.Qe1 Ng7 31.Rf1+Kg8 32.Nf4 Be8 33.Rxg7+ Qxg7 34.Ne6 Qe7 35.Rf8+

1-0

A brilliant result.

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Danny Roberts played in the Irish Masters over the weekend of 3rd/4th August. Coming joint first with the brilliant result of 4 1/2 out of 5 with a performance rating of 2200. Another brilliant result.

Rd. Name Rtg FED Pts. Res.
1 Lohan Martin 1837 IRL 1,5 s 1
2 Antohi Marius 1852 IRL 3,0 w 1
3 Condon Gerard 1679 IRL 2,0 s 1
4 Bolkeny Gabor 1909 HUN 4,0 w 1
5 Flynn Jacob 1895 IRL 4,5 s ½

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Also playing in the Masters was Chris Armstrong. Who gained 2.5 out of 5 and a performance rating of 1564.

Rd. Name Rtg FED Pts. Res.
1 Hunter Eoin 1430 IRL 1,5 s ½
2 Solomatina Jana 1342 LAT 2,0 w 0
3 WCM Ui Laighleis Gearoidin 1801 IRL 2,5 s ½
4 O'Connell Michael 1454 IRL 2,0 w 1
5 Coldrick Art 1792 IRL 2,5 s ½

armstrong

Whilst at the British Chess Championships Martin Kelly played in both the Yates and the Under120 tournaments.

Scoring 3 out of 5 in the Under 120.

Rd. Name Rtg Pts. Res.
1 Pal Rohan 96 2,5 s 0
2 Mclaurin Murdo 97 2,0 w 1
3 Kasprzyk Milosz 100 2,5 s ½
4 Jestico John V 98 1,5 w 1
5 Munro Paul F 88 3,0 s ½

and scoring 3 out of 5 in the Yates tournament.

Rd. Name Rtg Pts. Res.
1 Everitt David 94 2,0 s ½
2 Welch Hazel 88 2,0 w 1
3 Buchan W Allan 82 2,0 s 1
4 Bienvenu Emma 99 4,5 w 0
5 Sugden John E 96 3,0 s ½

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