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Gerry McCarthy
G McCarthy 
Gerry McCarthy in 2012 (photo by his brother Dan) 
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1976 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 1790
Highest rating achieved in database: 1874
Overall record: +10 -4 =1 (70.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-07-1958, died Jan-13-2019, 60 years old) Ireland

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

Last updated: 2021-12-16 18:21:04

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G McCarthy vs C O'Hare 1-0181976DundrumA13 English
2. G McCarthy vs M Kennefick 1-0221977Castlebar openA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
3. Keene vs G McCarthy 1-0331977SimulA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
4. P Short vs G McCarthy ½-½261978Cavan OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G McCarthy vs S Brady 1-0371987Armstrong ttE17 Queen's Indian
6. L O'Toole vs G McCarthy 0-1362006Cork masters opC18 French, Winawer
7. C Egan vs G McCarthy 0-1282007IRL-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
8. G McCarthy vs A H Khonji 1-0162007IRL chA06 Reti Opening
9. Baburin vs G McCarthy 1-0172008Cork masters openE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
10. G McCarthy vs E Keogh 0-1462010Mulcahy OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. G McCarthy vs J Joyce 1-0242010Cork masters openA04 Reti Opening
12. Short vs G McCarthy 1-0422011SimulC18 French, Winawer
13. R Quinn vs G McCarthy 0-1352011Munster League ttC10 French
14. G McCarthy vs K O'Mahoney 1-0242016Munster lge ttA04 Reti Opening
15. G McCarthy vs R Magee  1-0372018Munster League Div 1A14 English
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  Richard Taylor: I just found that Dom died. Tragic. His profile reflected his wit, learning, and cleverness. Mostly a really good fellow and thoughtful of others. A sad passing.
Feb-23-19  Dr Winston OBoogie: It certainly is tragic, Richard. He wasn't exactly an old man. I didn't know he was poorly and I really wished I'd spoke to him more often. For example.. Me and Dom would speak and after a few exchanges I'd always think "I'll reply to that post another time, it's Dom - he's not going anywhere" :(

Life's too short, mate.

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  Richard Taylor: <Dr Winston OBoogie: It certainly is tragic, Richard. He wasn't exactly an old man. I didn't know he was poorly and I really wished I'd spoke to him more often. For example.. Me and Dom would speak and after a few exchanges I'd always think "I'll reply to that post another time, it's Dom - he's not going anywhere" :( Life's too short, mate.>

Yes. I wondered why Dom hadn't replied to a few things I said recently. My surmise is that with his brother's then his own illness he didn't have much time. Sad. I felt Dom would be around a lot longer.

Mar-01-19  SugarDom: In the beginning I thought Domdaniel was a woman because he's got a woman's eye for an avatar and then he said, now there's another Dom in CG.
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  Check It Out: Days before he passed, <Dom> replied in detail to a post I made about a Seattle-based sci-fi writer, Neal Stephenson. Now I feel fortunate and it warms my heart that we had that exchange. Thank you for the final thoughts, Dom!
Mar-04-19  jith1207: <Check it out>: Link?
Mar-04-19  jith1207: <Richard Taylor>: do you know what his illness was?
Mar-04-19  Dr Winston OBoogie: I think it was some kind of form of cancer. Bless him for keeping it to himself and facing it bravely.
Mar-04-19  jith1207: That is sad. Rest in Peace, Dom.
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  Check It Out: <jith1207>: Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #246386)
Mar-05-19  offramp: <Domdaniel: <CIO> -- 'Anathem' is brilliant, but even better is Stephenson's Baroque Series (Quicksilver, The Confusion, The System of the World) -- an amazing 3000-word cycle set in the 17th-18th centuries in London, Boston, Paris, Leipzig and other places. Featuring Isaac Newton, William of Orange, Louis XIV, Robert Hooke, Gottfried Leibniz, and many more. Incredible. I've read everything by Stephenson -- a prodigiously gifted writer.>

I think <3000 page> was meant. The oeuvre is in 8 volumes.

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  Richard Taylor: <jith1207: <Richard Taylor>: do you know what his illness was?> I haven't been on here for a bit. I see this has been answered. I didn't know he was ill but I thought something was wrong as he didn't reply to a couple of questions and comments I made. This upset me, but now I realise he was probably preoccupied with his brother's death and then his own illness.

Is that courage? I think Dom was an honourable human being however we all deal with illness and death.

I fear death. I am not sure how I would cope with such an announcement of a terminal illness. Is it better not to know too much? Not sure.

Poor Dom in any case.

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  Richard Taylor: Dom knew about Kerouac and Ginsberg, and Nabokov as well as Neal Stephenson. I have seen his books around. Once I told him I was interested in Kathy Acker. He was also and that if in a book shop (I presume second hand) he went to Acker and also knew that Ackroyd was there. I have books by the latter but have a friend (big time bibilophile) who dislikes Ackroyd but I intend to give Ackroyd a go. I also like Pynchon (as much as I have read) which Dom liked also.

So listening to music someone liked or reading books they liked or whatever they were interested in* is a way of keeping a memory of them so to speak.

* No, those puzzles he worked on enthusiastically are not for me, Dom was way out of my league in the IQ department: very clever fellow he was but he was good (sometimes a bit grumpy but not often) and not just 'clever' but quite deep and discerning I think....

'Pauvre hombre, pauvre hombre...' (from Vallejo. ['Poor man, poor man...' (meaning 'poor humans' of course.]

Mar-13-19  jith1207: Thank you for sharing. I'd think death by natural causes is better. Illness and knowing I couldn't continue to do what I love every day until the end must be brutal.
May-21-19  twinlark:

Just discovered that my old comrade <Domdaniel> from the days of the <Arno Nickel> Chessgames Challenge and onward has passed away. My previous post was meant to be my last here, but upon eventually discovering this sad news on a random visit to this, my old and fondest habitat, that intention momentarily stands respectfully to one side.

Where to start? Perhaps by reminiscing about the magic times of those amazing months of collaboration in the Nickel Challenge (User: World Team Tribute). Then there was the hilarious booze up on <Beer> when he reached a thousand posts. And the unforgettable and numerous moments of merriment, wit, jokes, puns, literacy and philosophy of this incredible guy, as well as some of his more serious moments during his life.

He shared so much of himself here and no doubt outside of this place.

Gerry was a genius at combining two enviable talents: building friendships and wordsmithing.

To his friends: please accept my deepest, if belated, condolences. It's heartening to see you keeping his memory and his legacy alive here in this community.

Farewell Gerry. Rest in Peace.

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  OhioChessFan: Sorry <twinlark>, I couldn't find your email or I'd have let you know.
May-21-19  twinlark: Thanks <Ohio>, old friend, I know you would have. Caio.
May-21-19  Ziggurat: Very sad to learn about this. <Domdaniel> was a great guy.
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  OhioChessFan: Wonder what Dom would have thought of Reacher. Not the sci fi he gravitated toward, but I'd love to get his take on the ethical questions.
May-06-20  Open Defence: I didn't know <DomDaniel> had passed on, <RIP> old friend!
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  perfidious: Always sad to see someone decent leave us, but <Dom>'s presence warmed CG and we are the better for having made his acquaintance in this way.
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  HeMateMe: A nice fellow, taken too soon.
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  Stonehenge: Dom isn't dead, he's just.....somewhere else.

Playing chess with Marcel Duchamp no doubt.

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  technical draw: I found out today that <DomDaniel> had passed on. He was always a witty and friendly debater. RIP
May-08-20  mckmac: You are remembered, Gerry. This place is not the same without you.
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