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Bunratty Masters Tournament

Gawain Jones5.5/6(+5 -0 =1)[games]
Alon Greenfeld4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Bogdan Lalic4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Sam E Collins4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Oleg Korneev4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Mark Hebden4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Jiri Stocek4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Baburin4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Mark Heidenfeld4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Javier Aguera Naredo4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Alina L'Ami3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Richard A Bates3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Michael De Verdier3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Gavin Wall3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
David Fitzsimons3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Valentine Kalinins3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Alfonso Gonzalez3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Stephen Richard Burns-Mannion3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Thomas E Rendle3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Philip Michael Short3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Mark Orr3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Drahoslav Stejskal3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Jonathan O'Connor3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Arnaud Aoustin3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Kieran Moynihan3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Anthony Fox3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Conor O'Donnell2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
David Murray2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
Eamonn Keogh2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
* (41 players total; 12 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Bunratty Masters (2014)

Played in Bunratty, Ireland 7-9 February 2014. ICU report: There is a standings table at

Previous: Bunratty Masters (2013). Next: Bunratty Masters (2015).

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korneev vs A Rawlinson  1-0252014Bunratty MastersB06 Robatsch
2. D Stejskal vs Greenfeld 0-1262014Bunratty MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
3. G Wall vs J O'Connor  1-0302014Bunratty MastersC02 French, Advance
4. C O'Donnell vs B Lalic  0-1282014Bunratty MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
5. G Jones vs D Murray 1-0292014Bunratty MastersE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
6. A Aoustin vs J Stocek  0-1262014Bunratty MastersB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. Baburin vs R Quinn  1-0402014Bunratty MastersA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. O Murchadha vs S Collins  0-1362014Bunratty MastersC41 Philidor Defense
9. A L'Ami vs K Moynihan  1-0502014Bunratty MastersA80 Dutch
10. A Fox vs R Bates  0-1362014Bunratty MastersB25 Sicilian, Closed
11. S R Burns-Mannion vs A Gonzalez  1-0372014Bunratty MastersC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
12. S Maroroa vs T Rendle  ½-½432014Bunratty MastersC03 French, Tarrasch
13. J Aguera Naredo vs P Cafolla  1-0302014Bunratty MastersB33 Sicilian
14. A Bourached vs M De Verdier  0-1352014Bunratty MastersE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
15. D Fitzsimons vs J Fehr  1-0202014Bunratty MastersC15 French, Winawer
16. E Keogh vs P Short  0-1332014Bunratty MastersD00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. V Kalinins vs B Lyons  1-0352014Bunratty MastersB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. S Mulligan vs M Orr 0-1472014Bunratty MastersB32 Sicilian
19. S Chevannes vs B Thee  0-1482014Bunratty MastersD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M De Verdier vs Korneev  ½-½572014Bunratty MastersA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
21. Greenfeld vs S R Burns-Mannion  1-0352014Bunratty MastersD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. B Lalic vs J Aguera Naredo  ½-½312014Bunratty MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. P Short vs G Jones 0-1322014Bunratty MastersE73 King's Indian
24. J Stocek vs G Wall  1-0212014Bunratty MastersA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
25. M Orr vs Baburin  0-1402014Bunratty MastersD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  notyetagm: First!
Feb-12-14  john barleycorn: last!
Feb-12-14  haydn20: Gawain Jones is not just winning, he is kicking everyone's ***.
Feb-12-14  paavoh: A few incomplete game scores apparently, indicated by the "annotation pen" sign. Anyone with the complete ones?
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  WannaBe: < haydn20: Gawain Jones is not just winning, he is kicking everyone's ***.>

Errr, buns?

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  perfidious: Mongo like buns.
Feb-12-14  schweigzwang: I'll be there in June!
Feb-12-14  Everyone: Hopefully <Everyone> gets a participation trophy, too.
Feb-12-14  PhilFeeley: <paavoh> The only one I can think of is TWIC (, but if he gets them from the official site, like, then we'll have to wait until Bunratty updates them.
Feb-12-14  PhilFeeley: Simon Williams said he was going to this. Did he commentate or something else there?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The Bunratty Weekender was held over on 7-9th February at the Bunratty Castle Hotel in Ireland.

The tournament was held over six rounds of Swiss system and in four sections: Masters, Challengers, Major and Minor.

English Grandmaster <Gawain Jones> convincingly won the Masters and the top prize of €1000 with 5,5/6 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.

Tournament page:

Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: If they had a Minor-Minor-Minor section, I'd have gone and competed.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <WannaBe> Here you have a diagram of the starting position:

click for larger view

Note that as each player faces the board he has a light-colored corner square to his right.

Each player has ♔, ♕, ♗♗, ♘♘, ♖♖. As there a five distinct pieces, plus the ♙♙♙♙♙♙♙♙, we have six distinct moves to learn - not hard.


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  whiteshark: Alina l'Ami's tournament report (part 1):
Feb-17-14  dehanne: Good to see Baburin still playing Alekhine's defense.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <dehanne> Alex is one of very few GMs still playing Alekhine's, although it has looked increasingly vulnerable in recent years.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here's <Chess in Rural Ireland <(part 2)>>
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <whiteshark> My spies tell me that Alina l'Ami was so taken by Ireland that she expressed an interest in returning for next month's Cork congress, and bringing her husband this time. Alas, it seems they have a prior engagement that week.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The organizer here seems to be the last to have fumbled away the crosstable.

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