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Stephen Brady
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1987 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2397

Overall record: +11 -25 =19 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B22 B46 B30 B50
 Scotch Game (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (7) 
    C05 C00 C03 C13 C14
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(born Mar-12-1969, 49 years old) Ireland

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FIDE master. Irish champion in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 (=Brian Kelly), 2011 and 2012 (=Colm Daly).

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G McCarthy vs S Brady  1-0371987Armstrong ttE17 Queen's Indian
2. S Brady vs J Cordovil  1-0611989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. J Richmond vs S Brady  0-1581989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. S Brady vs M S Lupu 0-1741989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC03 French, Tarrasch
5. R Lendwai vs S Brady  ½-½381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB40 Sicilian
6. C Perdikis vs S Brady  0-1791989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Brady vs S Vanderwaeren  0-1451989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. S Brady vs Hur Yasin  0-1361989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
9. D A Holmes vs S Brady  1-0321989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. S Brady vs A Wahono  0-1351990Novi Sad ol (Men)A20 English
11. Z Sula vs S Brady  ½-½261990Novi Sad ol (Men)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. S Brady vs M Heidenfeld 0-1161991Ch IrelandC37 King's Gambit Accepted
13. S Brady vs P Short 0-1271991Ch CityC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
14. Gheorghiu vs S Brady  1-0191992EUR-chT (Men) 10thA30 English, Symmetrical
15. M Apicella vs S Brady  1-0221992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB01 Scandinavian
16. S Brady vs F Berend  ½-½611992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB30 Sicilian
17. S Brady vs L B Hansen  0-1451992EUR-chT (Men) 10thC02 French, Advance
18. S Brady vs D James  ½-½221992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB50 Sicilian
19. C McNab vs S Brady  1-0571992EUR-chT (Men) 10thA38 English, Symmetrical
20. M Dutreeuw vs S Brady  ½-½481992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB01 Scandinavian
21. Baburin vs S Brady  1-0491994Limerick OpenE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
22. S Brady vs J Hurley  ½-½441995Ch IrelandC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. Baburin vs S Brady  1-0311995Cork congressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. S Brady vs K Moynihan  0-1571995Ch IrelandC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. S Brady vs D McMahon  ½-½511996Ch IrelandC45 Scotch Game
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  Domdaniel: Winner of the 2011 Irish championship, adding it to several previous wins. Also now guaranteed a place in the next Irish olympiad team, presumably at the expense of one of the GMs/IMs who failed to play in the championship event.
Jul-10-11  Shams: <Domdaniel> O/T but presumably as good a place as any to ask-- what do they call the "Irish Pawn Center" in Ireland? I'm terribly sorry for asking such a puerile question, but there it is.
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  Domdaniel: <Shams> It was a joke made - in good humour - by the late Tony Miles. He was playing in a Zonal tournament alongside the Irish player Keogh, who had a game with tripled pawns. Miles christened this the 'IPC' - and proceeded to beat Keogh in the next round, using - what else? - tripled pawns.

The article by Miles was reprinted in the book It's Only Me.

Jul-11-11  Shams: <Domdaniel> Nice. Miles vs E Keogh, 1978
Jul-11-11  8284: <Shams:> Game Collection: IPC = Irish Pawn Centre
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  Domdaniel: The game that originally caught Miles' eye was E Keogh vs F J Sanz Alonso, 1978, a draw. White establishes his IPC as early as move 10.

This game illustrates the key points of the IPC. You get two open files, one on either side of your 'triple' - but if you don't use them quickly you may succumb to a counter-attack. Black's h-file pressure and centralized Queen should have won.

The other problem is that IPCs and their relatives aren't much use in endings. Keogh emerges with two extra pawns - but concedes a draw due to his horrible pawn structure.

Michael Basman, around the same time, advanced the theory of 'Kung Fu' chess - in which pawns should be sacrificed at every opportunity, as they get in the way of the attack. There are definite similarities between the IPC and Kung Fu Theory.

On a personal note, I currently have a score of 100% against Brady, 50% against Miles, and 0% against Keogh.

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