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🏆 Bunratty Masters (2015)

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Wesley So, Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Alexander Yevgenyevich Baburin, Mark Hebden, Nicholas Pert, Peter K Wells, David Norwood, Alina L'Ami, Thomas E Rendle, Mark Heidenfeld, Richard A Bates, Andrew Philip Smith, Jonathan O'Connor, Kieran Moynihan, Bart van der Zwet Chess Event Description
Bunratty Masters (2015)

Played in Bunratty, Ireland 20-22 February 2015, as part of the Bunratty Chess Festival. Crosstable: See also Bunratty Classic (2015).

Previous: Bunratty Masters (2014). Next: Bunratty Masters (2016).

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J O'Connor vs Short 0-1262015Bunratty MastersE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
2. G Jones vs K Moynihan  1-0452015Bunratty MastersD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. W So vs B van der Zwet 1-0282015Bunratty MastersA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
4. D Norwood vs G Jones  ½-½562015Bunratty MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
5. N Pert vs W So 0-1702015Bunratty MastersE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
6. Baburin vs P K Wells  ½-½302015Bunratty MastersE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. Hebden vs Baburin  0-1512015Bunratty MastersD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W So vs D Norwood ½-½462015Bunratty MastersA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
9. P K Wells vs Short 1-0272015Bunratty MastersA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
10. M Heidenfeld vs G Jones ½-½782015Bunratty MastersB53 Sicilian
11. Short vs R Bates  1-0302015Bunratty MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. T Rendle vs W So 0-1372015Bunratty MastersB20 Sicilian
13. A L'Ami vs Short ½-½412015Bunratty MastersE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W So vs Baburin 1-0402015Bunratty MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. P K Wells vs D Norwood  ½-½362015Bunratty MastersB06 Robatsch
16. P K Wells vs W So  ½-½202015Bunratty MastersD85 Grunfeld
17. Short vs A P Smith 1-0312015Bunratty MastersA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
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  chancho: From So page:

<joeyj (Chess Philippines):

"The organizers had been inviting Wesley So [to Bunratty] more than two years ago, long before he joined the top 10.

He accepted the invite to this event more than six months ago and he just wants to honor his prior commitment.

Team Wesley said this will be the last small event for him.">

Feb-22-15  kellmano: I stand corrected:

Wes's game is a thriller.

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  MissScarlett: <It's an incredibly strong event.> <Team Wesley said this will be the last small event for him.>

Let's compromise. It's an incredibly small event.

Feb-22-15  kellmano: Ok not any more, it's just a win.
Feb-22-15  MarkFinan: What's Wes So playing this event for? It's full of has beens and never were's. I thought he'd swam safely through the opens seas to the safety of the goldfish bowl, now someone's taken him down to the paddling pool!
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  perfidious: <Mark> It's all about the monnaie, baby!!
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  Dionysius1: To my Irish chess friends - let me apologise for the androgynous <MissScarlett>'s comment. A known prat - and probably just the drink talking.
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  HeMateMe: Free beer, loose girls at the hostels?
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  Jim Bartle: Not like the loose girls in "Hostel," I hope.
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  perfidious: <Dionysius1> The ignore function is, at times, of immense value--his posts in any of innumerable guises are pathetic and hate filled when he gets away from certain areas of chess about which he does know a good deal and occasionally contributes something of worth.
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  Dionysius1: Ah yes, but knowing which times - there's the rub.
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  Sokrates: <SimonWebbsTiger> All true, but I fail to see your point, sorry. Yes, big-shots appear in opens, right, but here, the difference in strenght leaves no suspense on the result.

But even so, you're right <achieve> that some interesting single games may happen, and yes, it's always a treat to see the supreme player show his supremacy.

Feb-22-15  Everett: <Feb-22-15
member kellmano: It's an incredibly strong event. Shame there is no live coverage, but only goes to show what we have come to expect in the chess world.>

Ten years ago there was practically nothing of the sort. Not just sour, but spoiled, grapes.

Feb-22-15  gokusano: It is also a treat to see a longshot upstages a higher rank player especially if the game is a wild tactical one. I usually frequent a chess plaza during college days and it makes my day seeing a lesser known player giving a master some serious beating.
Feb-23-15  jakaiden: So and Short didn't even play each other?
Feb-23-15  achieve: Short lost his second game to Wells, after which he was playing catchup.

A So Short game would have been So-So anyway, and too Short at that.

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  Sokrates: <achieve> LOL - you're in a splendid mood today, huh?
Feb-23-15  Conrad93: Why has Wesley So not gained rating points?

Is the opposition that weak?

Feb-23-15  achieve: <sokrates> My moods change so I try and post my positive and quasi funny stuff early in the morning.

Good to see you around, btw, you're in many ways a breath of fresh air, and i am just glad we met and can talk.

<moronovich>, a good friend of mine, is also from Denmark, and we get along very well.

Don't tell me that is entirely coincidental! ;)

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  Sokrates: <achieve> I have noted <moronovich> too. By no means coincidental, and I shall immediately echo your kind words - thank you!
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  HeMateMe: I'm thinking Nige can drink So UNDER the table. Also, if Nigel gets a few pops in him, might we hear some acoustic Stairway to Heaven? Perhaps only in the hotel room...
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  Sally Simpson: Too many chord changes for Nigel in 'Stairway to Heaven' and too many verses for Wesley to remember. ;)

I reckon these two could do a good three chorder version of 'From a Jack to a King'.

Maybe Wesley and Nigel will treat us to that when Wesley lifts the W.C. title.

Second act will be Carlsen singing 'It's All Over Now.'

Pic of me banging out my three chords when I should have been giving a demo.

I went all the way to Dundee with guitar and demo board. Left my demo board on a bus!

Had to borrow a demo board from the Chess Scotland Bookstall.

Ahh the good old days.


Wonder if Wesley was named after that wee lad in Star Trek?

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  HeMateMe: Actually I was thinking of another limey on vocals, not Wesley So.

What happened to your avatar, Sally? Drink it up in he pubs?

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  Sally Simpson: I let the sub slip.

Spending far too much time bickering with people on here. Limit to posting one day a month. Today is the day.

By the way, MCO 9 is bust.

It includes a picture of my new local.

See you in March.

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  cro777: <The famous drinking tournament of Bunratty. Longer time controls?>

Simon Williams: "Maybe we should do re-run of Bunratty? A Whisky and Guinness drink every 10 moves? Half an hour game."

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