O’ Sullivan Cup. (Leinster Division 7) (Call for players)

The timetable for the new division 7 of the Leinster Club Team Leagues (O’Sullivan Cup), has been published.

There are still spaces on both Blanchardstown teams for both adults and juniors. This is an ideal completion for parents to play with their kids as there will be travelling to away games.  Teams of five will be required each night, and the plan is to have  a squad of  8/9 players for each team.

If anybody is interested in being on a team please email me on (webmaster@blanchardstownchess.com) talk to John Comey or Richard Gallery at the club.

Players must be ICU registered, which can be done on-line here:  http://www.icu.ie/shop

Timetable DIV7 A 2014


Leinster Chess Union Div 7B 2014 – 2015
Round 1 Round 2
Sat 01-Nov-14 Blanchardstown B Ballinasloe Sat 22-Nov-14 Ballinasloe Enniscorthy
Sat 01-Nov-14 Enniscorthy St Benildus Tue 18-Nov-14 Naomh Barróg Blanchardstown B
Tue 11-Nov-14 Skerries B Naomh Barróg Wed 19-Nov-14 St Benildus Skerries B
Round 3 Round 4
26-Nov-14 Blanchardstown B St Benildus 17-Jan-15 Ballinasloe Skerries B
Sat 06-Dec-14 Naomh Barróg Ballinasloe Sat 10-Jan-15 Enniscorthy Blanchardstown B
Sat 06-Dec-14 Skerries B Enniscorthy Wed 21-Jan-15 St Benildus Naomh Barróg
Round 5
11-Feb-15 Blanchardstown B Skerries B
31-Jan-15 Naomh Barróg Enniscorthy
31-Jan-15 St Benildus Ballinasloe

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  1. [Event “O’Sullivan Cup”]
    [Site “Blandchardstown”]
    [Date “2014-11-05”]
    [Round “1”]
    [White “Cormuc Reid”]
    [Black “Quin Griffioen (BJCC)”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [ECO “D07”]
    [Opening “QGD: Chigorin defence, Janowski variation”]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Nc6 (3… Nf6 {looks like a saver developing move}) (
    {or} 3… c6 {steering into Slav opening territory. The problem with 3. ..Nc6 is
    Whites reply of d4-d5.}) 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Ng4 {Losing a tempo – giving White an
    extra move.} 6. h3 Nf6 7. Bxf6 exf6 8. a3 Be7 9. d5 Ne5 10. Nd4 O-O {King
    safety!} 11. e4 Bc5 12. Nf3 Nxf3+ 13. Qxf3 Bd4 {Black should think about
    completing his development with moves like Bd7 or Re8.} (13… b5 {Trying to
    hang onto c4 is also a nice idea}) 14. Bxc4 Bxc3+ 15. bxc3 Bd7 16. O-O Qc8
    17. Be2 a6 18. Rfc1 f5 {Swapping one of the double paws on the f-file with the
    White pawn in the centre is the way to go. However Black should play Re8 first.}
    19. e5 Bb5 20. c4 Ba4 21. c5 Bb5 22. Bxb5 axb5 23. c6 bxc6 24. Rxc6 Qd8 25. Rd1
    Qe7 26. Qxf5 Rxa3 27. d6 cxd6 28. exd6 Qe2 29. Rdc1 Qd2 30. d7 Rd3 {Black seems
    to be doing great in order to stop White from promoting.} 31. R6c2 $1 {Suddenly
    White is winning material.} (31. Rc7 {instead protecting the d7 pawn would be
    equal.} 31… Rd5 32. d8=Q Rdxd8 33. Qxb5) 31… Qb4 32. Qxd3 Rd8 {Good try, but
    there is no stopping anymore.} 33. Rc8 Qe7 34. Rxd8+ Qxd8 35. Rc8 Qf8 36. Rxf8+
    Kxf8 37. d8=Q# 1-0

    [Event “O’Sullivan Cup”]
    [Site “Blandchardstown”]
    [Date “2014-11-05”]
    [Round “1”]
    [White “Patrick Gallery (BJCC)”]
    [Black “Ryan Lorcan”]
    [Result “1/2-1/2”]
    [ECO “A48”]
    [Opening “King’s Indian: London system”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. h3 O-O 5. c4 d5 6. e3 c5 7. Nbd2 Nc6
    {Building up pressure against d4} 8. Bd3 Qb6 {Putting even more pressure on d4}
    9. O-O cxd4 10. exd4 Nxd4 11. Be3 {Nice pin of Ne4, however Black takes on f3
    with Check – saving his Queen.} 11… Nxf3+ 12. Qxf3 Qxb2 13. Rfb1 (13. Rab1
    {Moving this Rook would take it of the dangerous a1-h8 diagonal}) 13… Qa3
    14. cxd5 Qxd3 15. Rb3 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 Nxd5 17. Rb5 Nxe3 18. fxe3 Bxa1 19. Rb1 Bg7
    20. Ne4 b6 21. Nc3 Bxc3 22. Rc1 Ba5 23. Rc7 e6 24. a4 f5 25. Rc1 Bd2 26. Rd1
    Bxe3+ 27. Kh2 Bb7 28. Re1 Bc5 29. a5 {If White ever wants to reach a stale-mate,
    then this can only happen if his pawns can’t move anymore. Might as well get rid
    of them!} 29… bxa5 30. Rxe6 Rae8 31. Rxe8 Rxe8 32. h4 Re2 33. h5 Bxg2 34. h6
    Bd6+ 35. Kg1 a4 {Stale-mate! White has no legal move, however is not in check
    and thus result is a draw.} 1/2-1/2

    [Event “O’Sullivan Cup”]
    [Site “Blandchardstown”]
    [Date “2014-11-05”]
    [Round “1”]
    [White “Aaron (BJCC)”]
    [Black “Shaun”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [ECO “A45”]
    [Opening “Queen’s pawn game”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. Qe2 (5. Nf3 {Develop a piece and
    defend the g3 pawn.}) 5… Bxg2 6. Ba6 Nxa6 7. Qxa6 c5 8. dxc5 Bxh1 9. Nf3 Bxf3
    {White loses the house.} 10. Nd2 Bc6 11. f3 Nd5 12. Be5 Qh4+ 13. Bg3 Qh3 14. Ne4
    Be7 15. Nf2 Qg2 16. Nd3 Nxe3 17. Bc7 Bxf3 18. Nf2 Qg1+ 19. Kd2 Qxf2+ 20. Kd3
    Be2+ {Skewering the King and Queen.} 21. Ke4 Bxa6 22. Bf4 Bb7+ 0-1

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