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Cathal Murphy and Martin Kelly playing at the City of Dublin Majors.

Two games played by both players - winning with the Vienna Gambit.

A full list of the games of Martin Kelly and Cathal Murphy at the City of Dublin Major appear elsewhere in the UCU website (click here). But I find it amusing that the best games of these players were both Viennas and they are instructive and interesting.  There's no "Fagan" this result!

White:Martin Kelly; Black: Kevin Fagan (8/9/18)

1.e4 e5; 2.Nc3 Nf6; 3.f4 Nc6; 4.fxe5 Nxe5; 5.d4 Nc6; 6.e5 Qe7; 7.Be2 Ng8; 8.Nf3 d6; 9.Bg5 Qd7; 10.O-O dxe5; 11.Nxe5 Qxd4; 12.Qxd4 Nxd4; 13.Nxf7 Bc5; 14.Kh1 h6; 15.Bh5 hxg5; 16.Nxh8 dis ch Ke7; 17.Rf7 ch Kd6; 18.Ne4 ch Kc6; 19.Nxc5 Kxc5; 20.Rxc7 ch Kb6; 21.Rxg7 Nf6; 22.Rg6 Be6; 23.Rxf6 Rxh8; 24.Bg4 Re8; 25. Re1 Rd8; 26.Bxe6 Nxe6; 27.Rfe6 ch Kh5; 28.R6e5 ch g5; 29.h3. 1-0.

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"Hunter" becomes the Hunted

White:Cathal Murphy; Black: Eoin Hunter (9/9/18)

1.e4 e5; 2.Nc3 Nc6; 3.f4 d6; 4.Nf3 f5; 5.fxe5 dxe5; 6.exf5 Bxf5; 7.Bb5 Qd6; 8.Bxc3 Qxc6; 9.O-O Bd6; 10.d3 h6; 11.Nh4 Bh7; 12.Qh5 ch g6; 13.Nxg6 Bc5 ch; 14.Kh1 Qxg6; 15.Qxe5 ch Be7; 16. Qxh8 0-0-0; 17. Qe5 Bd6; 18.Qa5 Kb8; 19Nb5. 1-0. Martin Kelly.

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Its also brilliant to see the winner of the Majors was Alex Gloss with 5 out of 6.

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