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Brian Patrick Reilly
Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1923 to 1968

Overall record: +19 -55 =24 (31.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D04 D05 A46 E00
 King's Indian (9) 
    E67 E64 E62 E88 E95
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A89 A97
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B18 B13 B14 B11 B10
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D64 D62 D50 D63 D65
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D37 D30
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D46 D47
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   B P Reilly vs Fine, 1935 1-0

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   Margate (1935)

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(born Dec-12-1901, died Dec-29-1991, 90 years old) France (federation/nationality Ireland)

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Brian Patrick Reilly was born in Menton, France. He was Irish Champion in 1959 and 1960. He represented Ireland in nine Olympic chess team tournaments between 1935 and 1968. He was General Editor of "British Chess Magazine" from 1949 to 1981.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs B P Reilly 1-0231923Blindfold simul, 12bD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. J J O'Hanlon vs B P Reilly  ½-½701930NiceB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. B P Reilly vs Maroczy  ½-½351930NiceD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. B P Reilly vs Tartakower  ½-½411930NiceD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Duchamp vs B P Reilly 1-0311930NiceD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. B P Reilly vs A J Maas  1-0131930NiceB06 Robatsch
7. G A Thomas vs B P Reilly  ½-½561930NiceB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. B Kostic vs B P Reilly  1-0291930NiceD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. B P Reilly vs Colle  1-0311930NiceE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
10. B P Reilly vs J A Seitz  0-1411930NiceD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. B P Reilly vs J Araiza Munoz  0-1311930NiceE15 Queen's Indian
12. Znosko-Borovsky vs B P Reilly  1-0271930NiceB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. Znosko-Borovsky vs B P Reilly  ½-½401931NiceB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. Duchamp vs B P Reilly  0-1261931NiceD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. B P Reilly vs Noteboom  ½-½461931NiceD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. G A Thomas vs B P Reilly  ½-½501935MargateB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. B P Reilly vs E G Sergeant  ½-½301935MargateD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. B P Reilly vs E Klein 1-0491935MargateD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Capablanca vs B P Reilly 1-0351935MargateD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
20. B P Reilly vs W Fairhurst 1-0511935MargateE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
21. Menchik vs B P Reilly 1-0221935MargateD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Reshevsky vs B P Reilly 1-0451935MargateD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. Koltanowski vs B P Reilly 1-0291935BarcelonaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Keres vs B P Reilly  1-0211935OlympiadB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. Flohr vs B P Reilly  1-0371935OlympiadD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-06  WMD: He lived near Clapham Common.
Jun-20-06  WMD: He also won the 1931 Nice International tournament.
Jan-04-08  Karpova: He and his son Alfred Maurice (Freddy) Reilly (1930 to 1980) were the editors/producers of the BCM from 1971 to 1980. Alfred's most notable chess writing was <Our First Hundred Years 1881-1980> published, posthumously, in 1980. (C.N. 5371)

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  brankat: More than an active chess player, although a good one, Mr.Brian P.Reilly distinguished himself as the General Editor of BCM. Thirty-two years! 1949-1981.

R.I.P. Mr.Reilly.

Dec-12-08  newzild: This guy was national champ aged 57 and 58? That has to be some kind of record.
Dec-12-08  Bishoprick: I had a bullmastiff that won a "Best of Breed," competition , although she was the ugliest bullmastiff ever. She did it by being the only bullmastiff in the competition. Two time champion of Ireland? Couldn't have been too difficult.
Dec-12-11  Caissanist: Probably the oldest national champion was Korchnoi, who won the Swiss championship in 2009 at age 78.
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  Penguincw: Happy 110th birthday!
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  brankat: R.I.P. Mr. Reilly.
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  Penguincw: His birthday isn't exactly today, but his name relates to today (St. Patrick's Day).
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  Dionysius1: Oi, <Bisho> Speaking as an Irishman, I take mild offence.
Dec-12-13  BIDMONFA: Brian Patrick Reilly

REILLY, Brian P.

Dec-12-13  chesssalamander: Some pretty impressive opponents! Alekhine, Capablanca, Keres, Gruenfeld, Robatsch.
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  HeMateMe: This sounds like an Irish name.
Dec-12-13  Petrosianic: O'Really?
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  Domdaniel: I never met Brian Reilly, but (as <newzild> said) the fact that he won the Irish championship twice in his late fifties is impressive. There's hope for us all.
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  perfidious: Reilly was lucky he never had to play someone called McCarthy, that I know.
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Heh, thanks. But you never know, maybe he had to play some distant cousin...
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>, Brian Patrick Reilly.
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Brian Reilly.
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  diagonal: Reilly claimed arguably his biggest triumph, <winning outright an international invitation tournamant in Nice in 1931>, including pretty prominent players such as Mieses, Vajda, Thomas, Noteboom (who died the following year of pneumonia, 21 years young), Rosselli del Turco, or Znosko-Borovsky. Famous painter, sculptor and writer, Marcel Duchamp finished sole last (ten players): (with picture and games)

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