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Stephen Brady
S Brady 
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Number of games in database: 332
Years covered: 1987 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2287 (2260 rapid, 2260 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2397

Overall record: +20 -41 =30 (38.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 241 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B22 B40 B30 B50 B52
 French Defense (26) 
    C05 C03 C06 C02 C04
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C05 C06 C03 C04
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 D02 A40 D00 A41
 Scotch Game (9) 
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B14 B12 B13 B11 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Scandinavian (34) 
 French Defense (30) 
    C02 C05 C11 C13 C00
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D20 D24 D27 D25 D26
 French (11) 
    C11 C00 C13 C10
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E17
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A30 A36 A38 A37 A35
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   Dublin Zonal (1993)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   European Team Championship (2001)
   European Club Cup (2008)

   🏆 27th Bunratty Masters
   Lalic vs S Brady (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Brady vs S Williams (Feb-22-20) 1/2-1/2
   J Ryan vs S Brady (Jan-06-20) 1/2-1/2
   Henry Li vs S Brady (Jan-06-20) 0-1
   J L Pajeken vs S Brady (Jan-05-20) 1-0

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(born Mar-12-1969, 53 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 14; games 1-25 of 330  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G McCarthy vs S Brady 1-0371987Armstrong ttE17 Queen's Indian
2. S Brady vs Plaskett  ½-½23198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Flear vs S Brady  1-038198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. J Richmond vs S Brady  0-1581989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. C Perdikis vs S Brady  0-1791989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. S Brady vs J Cordovil  1-0611989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. S Brady vs S Vanderwaeren  0-1451989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. R Lendwai vs S Brady  ½-½381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB40 Sicilian
9. S Brady vs M S Lupu 0-1741989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC03 French, Tarrasch
10. D A Holmes vs S Brady  1-0321989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. S Brady vs Hur Yasin  0-1361989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
12. F Loheac-Amoun vs S Brady  0-1391990Novi Sad OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
13. S Brady vs J Sosa Harrison  1-0381990Novi Sad OlympiadA38 English, Symmetrical
14. S Brady vs A Slimani  1-0731990Novi Sad OlympiadA05 Reti Opening
15. G West vs S Brady  1-0401990Novi Sad OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
16. M Mamouri vs S Brady  1-0341990Novi Sad OlympiadB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. Fernando Miranda vs S Brady  1-0361990Novi Sad OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. J Skidmore vs S Brady  1-0521990USA opC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. S Brady vs Yudasin  0-1301990USA opB40 Sicilian
20. S Brady vs P Chan  1-0451990Novi Sad OlympiadA20 English
21. S Brady vs A Wahono  0-1351990Novi Sad OlympiadA20 English
22. Z Sula vs S Brady  ½-½261990Novi Sad OlympiadD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. G McDonnell vs S Brady  0-1491991IRL-chC11 French
24. J McDonnell vs S Brady  0-1301991IRL-chC41 Philidor Defense
25. S Brady vs P Short 0-1271991Ch CityC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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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