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.
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55
|1. G McCarthy vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||37||1987||Armstrong tt||E17 Queen's Indian|
|2. S Brady vs J Cordovil
|| ||1-0||61||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|3. J Richmond vs S Brady
|| ||0-1||58||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|4. S Brady vs M S Lupu
||0-1||74||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|5. R Lendwai vs S Brady
|| ||½-½||38||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||B40 Sicilian|
|6. C Perdikis vs S Brady
|| ||0-1||79||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. S Brady vs S Vanderwaeren
|| ||0-1||45||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|8. S Brady vs Hur Yasin
|| ||0-1||36||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|9. D A Holmes vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||32||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|10. S Brady vs A Wahono
|| ||0-1||35||1990||Novi Sad ol (Men)||A20 English|
|11. Z Sula vs S Brady
|| ||½-½||26||1990||Novi Sad ol (Men)||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|12. S Brady vs M Heidenfeld
||0-1||16||1991||Ch Ireland||C37 King's Gambit Accepted|
|13. S Brady vs P Short
||0-1||27||1991||Ch City||C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense|
|14. Gheorghiu vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||19||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|15. M Apicella vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||22||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||B01 Scandinavian|
|16. S Brady vs F Berend
|| ||½-½||61||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||B30 Sicilian|
|17. S Brady vs L B Hansen
|| ||0-1||45||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||C02 French, Advance|
|18. S Brady vs D James
|| ||½-½||22||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||B50 Sicilian|
|19. C McNab vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||57||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||A38 English, Symmetrical|
|20. M Dutreeuw vs S Brady
|| ||½-½||48||1992||EUR-chT (Men) 10th||B01 Scandinavian|
|21. Baburin vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||49||1994||Limerick Open||E05 Catalan, Open, Classical line|
|22. S Brady vs K Moynihan
|| ||0-1||57||1995||Ch Ireland||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|23. S Brady vs J Hurley
|| ||½-½||44||1995||Ch Ireland||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|24. Baburin vs S Brady
|| ||1-0||31||1995||Cork congress||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|25. S Brady vs D McMahon
|| ||½-½||51||1996||Ch Ireland||C45 Scotch Game|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55
|Jul-10-11|| ||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.|
|Jul-10-11|| ||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|
|Jul-11-11|| ||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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