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Gerry McCarthy
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1977 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 1836
Highest rating achieved in database: 1837
Overall record: +7 -4 =1 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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GERRY MCCARTHY
(born May-07-1958, 56 years old) Ireland

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The doyen of the Chessgames.com commentariat, Gerry McCarthy can usually be found holding court at the Domdaniel chessforum. There is evidence to support rumours that he has played more than the twelve games of chess reported below.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Keene vs G McCarthy 1-033 1977 simulA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
2. G McCarthy vs M Kennefick 1-022 1977 Castlebar openA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
3. P Short vs G McCarthy ½-½26 1978 Cavan OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. G McCarthy vs S Brady  1-037 1987 Armstrong ttE17 Queen's Indian
5. L O'Toole vs G McCarthy 0-136 2006 Cork masters opC18 French, Winawer
6. G McCarthy vs H Khonji 1-016 2007 IRL chA06 Reti Opening
7. C Egan vs G McCarthy 0-128 2007 IRL-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
8. Baburin vs G McCarthy 1-017 2008 Cork masters openE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
9. G McCarthy vs J Joyce 1-024 2010 Cork masters openA04 Reti Opening
10. G McCarthy vs E Keogh 0-146 2010 Mulcahy OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. R Quinn vs G McCarthy 0-135 2011 Munster League ttC10 French
12. Short vs G McCarthy 1-042 2011 simulC18 French, Winawer
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Jul-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: The doyen of the Chessgames.com commentariat
Were bloody broke down like the old Proletariat
But they say when he was young
His sharp witted tongue
Run faster than Secretariat.
Aug-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Frogspawn 2 - the Wrath of Dom> Hmm. I quite forgot that I'd invented it here first. Never mind: time to be moving along, in any case.

Over there, I mean, not here. Though it gets confusing now that pages carry adverts for one another. Some - heh - call 'em 'links'.

Sep-05-09  mack: <Some - heh - call 'em 'links'.>

Back when I had a forum it seemed like my accompanying ad was stuck permanently on some company telling me to look after my heart. Can't think why.

Sep-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <m> Because you should always look after your heart, of course. Did nobody ever tell you that advertising exists to educate us in the higher forms of truth?

So look after your heart, *especially* when it's zooming down the road at the speed of light, perhaps never to return.

- It's easy to be wise after the, eh, ventricle ...

Sep-05-09  mack: <Did nobody ever tell you that advertising exists to educate us in the higher forms of truth?>

Oh! But of course! How could I possibly go five minutes without quoting Walter the Softy?

<Today the most real, mercantile gaze into the heart of things is the advertisement. It tears down the stage upon which contemplation moved, and all but hits us between the eyes with things as a car, growing to gigantic proportions, careens at us out of the screen. […] What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior to criticism? Not what the moving red neon sign says – but the fiery pool reflecting it in the asphalt.>

One Way Street (1928).

Sep-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <"What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior to criticism?"> Well, um, criticism doesn't have a whole lot of *spectacle*, does it? And it has a marked shortage of talking vegetables and animated fridges. Never mind broadband with real broads.

Hmm. Could it be that some Benjamin-loving Beano/Dandy editor working for Thomson's of Dundee came up with the character of Walter the Softy?

After Leopold Bloom, perhaps the most influential fictional character of the 20th century. And Bloom, of course, sold advertising.

Feb-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <twinlark: Ummm...err....umm ... <and make like a wombat.>> The 'waste of money, brains, and time' wombat?
Feb-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Gerry D. McCarthy, Ireland, born 7 May 1958. Now unrated, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?....

French player.

Placed 34th in the Irish Championship (Dublin) 2007, 10th in Limerick Open 2007, 35th in Cork Masters 2009, 22nd in Mulcahy Cup 2010! :)

Game not in cg database:

[Event "ch-IRL"]
[Site "Dublin"]
[Date "2007.07.02"]
[Round "2"]
[White "McCarthy, G."]
[Black "Khonji, H."]
[Result "1-0"]

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 Nbd7 4.d4 e6 5.O-O c5 6.c4 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3 O-O 9.dxc5 Nxc5 10.Nd4 Be6 11.Bg5 Qd7 12.Rc1 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Nxd5 Be7 16.Rxc5 1-0

Feb-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  WBP: <Gerry McCarthy>

The doyen of the Chessgames.com commentariat,
Whose quips can lash out like a lariat.
Time will never eclipse,
His beloved d6,
Which he rides to chess fame like a chariot.

Mar-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: This doyen of the CG commentariat
Sounds a bit like Judas Iscariot
He'd rat on his pal
To play one game like Tal
(And a suite at the Arkhangel Marriott).
Mar-01-10  mack: <He'd rat on his pal>

That much is true. In fact, said doyen ratted on me *about* reversed Rats, if I remember correctly. To a Fox.

Mar-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: It's all true. Can we sell the story and make an animated movie? With chessplaying chickens and *nice* rats.
Mar-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <There is evidence to support rumours that he has played more than the five games of chess reported below.>

Unfortunately, none of the evidence can be found within the five games themselves. ;)

Mar-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Shams> If you say so. But four Queens in the middlegame (eg McCarthy vs Kennefick) is *fun*, even if it looks like something from an event for under-sixes.
Mar-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <Dom> obviously I saw the opportunity for a joke and shoehorned it in. You play very well.
Mar-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Shams> Thanks. I enjoyed the joke too. Let no opportunity go unshoehorned, right?
Apr-27-10  rapidcitychess: <Dom> If you like lots of Queens, play 7th Heaven Chess!<Sorry I had to think a name. Otherwise it is something like wild9.;)> All pawns are one move from promoting!
(The pawns go backwards.)
Apr-27-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: If you like lots of Queens, you should visit this restaurant in New York called 'Lips'. It has a most unusual wait staff...
Apr-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: I see you lost the sixth game of your five. It therefore doesn't spoil the percentage you built up by going toe to toe with James Joyce and toesting him. I hope that miniature was revenge for inflicting Finnegan's Wake on this space time continuum.
May-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <twinlark> Well spotted, mate. Although game #5 (as listed) was added more recently than game #6, so maybe *it* was the straw wot broke the camel's proverbial.

I have another theory to explain the discrepancy. One of the six things listed *is not a game of chess* ... it's an abomination, or a game of checkers with weird pieces, or some kind of hallucination or temporal aonomaly.

Or all of the above.

Having disposed of Joyce, I plan to take on Dr Earwicker in the candidates final and then challenge Herr Finnegan himself for the WC (assuming we can evict Bloom and his urine-scented breakfast). Unless Nabokov makes it through, but he's a problemist at heart. I've got my seconds working round the clock on anti-Finnegan systems.

("Are yeh not finished in the jacks, Finnegan? This isn't Chinatown, y'know -- we have *two jakes* for them as wants regular chunders ...")

Nov-15-10  Dredge Rivers: His sister Jenny is a moron!
Nov-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Dredge Rivers> Ever hear of Uncle Joe?
Nov-22-10  Dredge Rivers: <Domdaniel> Yes, have you?
Nov-27-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Nyet.
Nov-27-10  Dredge Rivers: <Domdaniel> Speak American! :)
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