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Maurice Kennefick
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1966 to 1977
Overall record: +6 -10 =5 (40.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-20-1946, died Dec-31-2018, 72 years old) Ireland

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 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Kennefick vs L Finlay  1-0221966IRL-chB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. M Kennefick vs K Blom  0-1331967EU-chT (prelim)C01 French, Exchange
3. M Kennefick vs J Teufel  0-1291967EU-chT (prelim)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. K Blom vs M Kennefick  1-0231967EU-chT (prelim)E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
5. J Teufel vs M Kennefick  1-0461967EU-chT (prelim)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. J Halfdanarson vs M Kennefick  1-0251969WchT U26 qual-AA04 Reti Opening
7. J Sheehan vs M Kennefick  0-1521974MulcahyB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. M Kennefick vs A McCarthy  1-0271974MulcahyA14 English
9. J Brennan vs M Kennefick ½-½271974MulcahyB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. J Cahill vs M Kennefick 0-1181974MulcahyC05 French, Tarrasch
11. M Kennefick vs G Haas  ½-½171975Ostend-chT EWGA28 English
12. P Boersma vs M Kennefick  ½-½401975Ostend-chT EWGB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. S Swanson vs M Kennefick  1-0351976MulcahyA07 King's Indian Attack
14. J A Campbell vs M Kennefick 0-1141976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Kennefick vs K G Shirazi 0-1271976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
16. M Kennefick vs P Sangadsup  0-1501976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
17. G Philippe vs M Kennefick 0-1141976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. G Philippe vs M Kennefick  ½-½141976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. E Paoli vs M Kennefick  1-0551976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C29 Vienna Gambit
20. A Kostjoerin vs M Kennefick  ½-½221976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
21. G McCarthy vs M Kennefick 1-0221977Castlebar openA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-29-15  epistle: Maurice Sure Kennefick His Girlfriends Say.
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  Domdaniel: Kennefick died over the 2018-19 New Year. Formerly one of the strongest players in Ireland, he was the first winner of the Mulcahy tournament, held in honour of E.N. Mulcahy, a former Irish champion who died in a plane crash.

I played Kennefick just once, and had a freakish win, c. 1977.

Jan-18-19  zanzibar: I believe this is his <ChessBase> page:

which gives his dob as ~ 1940.

Jan-18-19  zanzibar: He's in the center of the front row here:

A younger Alexander Münninghoff (of Euwe book fame(?)) is 2nd from the right in the same row. (older version)


Jan-19-19  zanzibar: Obituary notice:

After reading the above, and the same for <DomDaniel/Gerry McCarthy>, I wonder -

Do Irish obituaries typically omit the dob (date of birth) of the decedent?

I'm having trouble finding Kennefick's dob on the net - which I find a bit odd.

Feb-16-19  Sean Coffey: Maurice Kennefick was born in Cork on November 20, 1946. Source: Cork Examiner, 27 November 1946 p. 1.

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