The 8th Dun Laoghaire Rapidplay, organised by Dun Laoghaire Chess Club, took place in the Royal Marine Hotel on Sunday 26th August. 46 players participated which was a little down on last year’s entry. The clash with the papal visit may have been a factor. The entries included IM David Fitzsimons and FMs Colm Daly and Tom O’Gorman.

 

The tournament was very keenly fought. After 6 rounds top seed David Fitzsimons IM emerged as the clear winner on 5.5 points. David was joint 1st last year but lost out on winning the trophy on tie-break. This time he succeeded in getting his hands on the trophy as well as the 400 Euro 1st prize.

Joint second on 5 points were two Dun Laoghaire players Tom O’Gorman FM and Seamus Duffy, winning 175 Euro each.

 

The best ladies prize was won by another Dun Laoghaire player: Alice O’Gorman who played a strong tournament and finished on 4.5 points. Grading prizes went to Peter Carroll and Adam Collins.

The tournament final standings and crosstable are shown.

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Fitzsimons David 2363 IRL 13b½ 37w1 25b1 17w1 2w1 7b1 5,5 14 22 18
2 O’Gorman Tom 1988 IRL 30w1 20b1 15w1 12w1 1b0 9b1 5 14 22 19
3 Duffy Seamus 1988 IRL 33b1 32w1 16b½ 14w1 7w½ 18b1 5 12 18 18
4 O’Gorman Alice 1691 IRL 12b0 42w1 27b1 21w½ 17b1 14w1 4,5 13,5 18,5 13,5
5 Fox Anthony 2039 IRL 19w0 35b1 20w1 15b½ 8b1 12w1 4,5 13 19 13,5
6 Pachalov Alex 1961 IRL 22b1 14w0 32b1 16w1 12b½ 13w1 4,5 13 18,5 15
7 Kennedy John 2077 IRL 8b1 23w1 14b½ 13w1 3b½ 1w0 4 16 24,5 17
8 Carroll Peter 1673 IRL 7w0 39b1 36w1 10b1 5w0 19b1 4 13 19,5 13
9 Flynn Jacob 1895 IRL 35b1 41w1 12b0 23w1 11b1 2w0 4 12,5 19 16
10 Nolan Sean 1859 IRL 29b1 16w0 22b1 8w0 26b1 20w1 4 12 19 13
11 Casey Eoghan 1915 IRL 31w1 15b0 33w1 19b1 9w0 24b1 4 12 18 14
12 Daly Colm 2296 IRL 4w1 28b1 9w1 2b0 6w½ 5b0 3,5 17,5 25,5 16
13 Sunder Matteo 1697 IRL 1w½ 18b1 40w1 7b0 15w1 6b0 3,5 15,5 24 14
14 Paronyan Vahe 1715 IRL 44w1 6b1 7w½ 3b0 30w1 4b0 3,5 15,5 21,5 15
15 Whalley Anthony 1730 IRL 45b1 11w1 2b0 5w½ 13b0 22w1 3,5 15 21 13,5
16 Collins Adam 1361 IRL 46b+ 10b1 3w½ 6b0 18w0 30b1 3,5 14,5 22 14
17 O’Connell David 1778 IRL 40w½ 34b1 19w1 1b0 4w0 31b1 3,5 13 20,5 13
18 Bennett Eric 1769 IRL 38b½ 13w0 45b1 41w1 16b1 3w0 3,5 10 16 12
19 Gupta Utkarsh 1670 IRL 5b1 21w1 17b0 11w0 25b1 8w0 3 15 22,5 13
20 Fitzsimons Pat 1792 IRL 48b1 2w0 5b0 29w1 36w1 10b0 3 13,5 18,5 11
21 Jackson Peter 1895 IRL 24w1 19b0 30w½ 4b½ 33w1 0 3 12,5 19 11,5
22 Phelan Leo 1620 IRL 6w0 44b1 10w0 34b1 28w1 15b0 3 12,5 18 10
23 Bauer Trevor 1800 IRL 39w1 7b0 26w1 9b0 24w0 34b1 3 12 18 11
24 O’Reilly Ciaran 1397 IRL 21b0 27w0 48b1 32w1 23b1 11w0 3 11,5 15,5 9
25 Lohan Martin 1837 IRL 34w½ 26b1 1w0 28b½ 19w0 33b1 3 11 18,5 10,5
26 Fitzpatrick Kevin 1605 IRL 27b1 25w0 23b0 45w1 10w0 36b1 3 11 16 10
27 Lopes Rubens 1960 IRL 26w0 24b1 4w0 30b0 42w1 32b1 3 10,5 16,5 8
28 Bissett Vincent 1828 IRL 42b1 12w0 41b½ 25w½ 22b0 35w1 3 9,5 14,5 10,5
29 Fagan Kevin 1378 IRL 10w0 36b0 43w1 20b0 44w1 41b1 3 8 13 7
30 Sunder Giulio 1625 IRL 2b0 48w1 21b½ 27w1 14b0 16w0 2,5 13 18 10
31 Purcell Colm 1512 IRL 11b0 45w0 38b½ 44b1 41w1 17w0 2,5 8 13 7
32 Mitchell David 1734 IRL 43w1 3b0 6w0 24b0 39w1 27w0 2 12,5 19 8
33 O’Danachair Donal 1638 IRL 3w0 43b1 11b0 38w1 21b0 25w0 2 12,5 19 8
34 Kavanagh James 1047 IRL 25b½ 17w0 37b½ 22w0 45b1 23w0 2 12 16,5 7
35 Avetisyan Gagik 1429 IRL 9w0 5w0 39b1 36b0 38w1 28b0 2 11 17,5 6
36 Beckett Brian 1924 IRL 41b0 29w1 8b0 35w1 20b0 26w0 2 11 16,5 8
37 O’Neill Tom 1400 IRL 1b0 34w½ 0 0 44b1 2 10,5 17 6
38 Glazier Hugh 700 IRL 18w½ 40b0 31w½ 33b0 35b0 48w1 2 9,5 13 6
39 Bueckert Diana 700 IRL 23b0 8w0 35w0 43b1 32b0 45w1 2 8,5 13,5 4
40 Shahram Nikrow 1838 IRL 17b½ 38w1 13b0 0 0 0 1,5 12,5 18 8
41 Scott Shay 1517 IRL 36w1 9b0 28w½ 18b0 31b0 29w0 1,5 12 18 8
42 Paronyan Alik 736 IRL 28w0 4b0 44w0 48b1 27b0 43w½ 1,5 8,5 13 3,5
43 Ivanov Vitaly 700 IRL 32b0 33w0 29b0 39w0 48w1 42b½ 1,5 7,5 10,5 2,5
44 Nolan Carter 700 IRL 14b0 22w0 42b1 31w0 29b0 37w0 1 11,5 16,5 4
45 Joshi Rohan 700 IRL 15w0 31b1 18w0 26b0 34w0 39b0 1 11 16,5 5
46 Melaugh Shane 1848 IRL 16w- 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 13,5 0
47 Beatty Desmond 1315 IRL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 13,5 0
48 Bueckert Lucy 700 IRL 20w0 30b0 24w0 42w0 43b0 38b0 0 9 13,5 0
49 Dunphy Simon 700 IRL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 13,5 0

The tournament was expertly controlled by Ivan Baburin and Peter Scott. A special mention should go to Richard Daly and Liam Farrell who put in their normal sterling work to organise a successful tournament.

Final Ranking after 6 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 1 Fitzsimons David IRL 2363 5,5 14 22 18
2 6 O’Gorman Tom IRL 1988 5 14 22 19
3 5 Duffy Seamus IRL 1988 5 12 18 18
4 26 O’Gorman Alice IRL 1691 4,5 13,5 18,5 13,5
5 4 Fox Anthony IRL 2039 4,5 13 19 13,5
6 7 Pachalov Alex IRL 1961 4,5 13 18,5 15
7 3 Kennedy John IRL 2077 4 16 24,5 17
8 27 Carroll Peter IRL 1673 4 13 19,5 13
9 11 Flynn Jacob IRL 1895 4 12,5 19 16
10 13 Nolan Sean IRL 1859 4 12 19 13
11 10 Casey Eoghan IRL 1915 4 12 18 14
12 2 Daly Colm IRL 2296 3,5 17,5 25,5 16
13 25 Sunder Matteo IRL 1697 3,5 15,5 24 14
14 24 Paronyan Vahe IRL 1715 3,5 15,5 21,5 15
15 23 Whalley Anthony IRL 1730 3,5 15 21 13,5
16 39 Collins Adam IRL 1361 3,5 14,5 22 14
17 20 O’Connell David IRL 1778 3,5 13 20,5 13
18 21 Bennett Eric IRL 1769 3,5 10 16 12
19 28 Gupta Utkarsh IRL 1670 3 15 22,5 13
20 19 Fitzsimons Pat IRL 1792 3 13,5 18,5 11
21 12 Jackson Peter IRL 1895 3 12,5 19 11,5
22 31 Phelan Leo IRL 1620 3 12,5 18 10
23 18 Bauer Trevor IRL 1800 3 12 18 11
24 37 O’Reilly Ciaran IRL 1397 3 11,5 15,5 9
25 16 Lohan Martin IRL 1837 3 11 18,5 10,5
26 32 Fitzpatrick Kevin IRL 1605 3 11 16 10
27 8 Lopes Rubens IRL 1960 3 10,5 16,5 8
28 17 Bissett Vincent IRL 1828 3 9,5 14,5 10,5
29 38 Fagan Kevin IRL 1378 3 8 13 7
30 30 Sunder Giulio IRL 1625 2,5 13 18 10
31 34 Purcell Colm IRL 1512 2,5 8 13 7
32 22 Mitchell David IRL 1734 2 12,5 19 8
29 O’Danachair Donal IRL 1638 2 12,5 19 8
34 41 Kavanagh James IRL 1047 2 12 16,5 7
35 35 Avetisyan Gagik IRL 1429 2 11 17,5 6
36 9 Beckett Brian IRL 1924 2 11 16,5 8
37 36 O’Neill Tom IRL 1400 2 10,5 17 6
38 46 Glazier Hugh IRL 700 2 9,5 13 6
39 43 Bueckert Diana IRL 700 2 8,5 13,5 4
40 15 Shahram Nikrow IRL 1838 1,5 12,5 18 8
41 33 Scott Shay IRL 1517 1,5 12 18 8
42 42 Paronyan Alik IRL 736 1,5 8,5 13 3,5
43 47 Ivanov Vitaly IRL 700 1,5 7,5 10,5 2,5
44 49 Nolan Carter IRL 700 1 11,5 16,5 4
45 48 Joshi Rohan IRL 700 1 11 16,5 5
46 14 Melaugh Shane IRL 1848 0 9 13,5 0
40 Beatty Desmond IRL 1315 0 9 13,5 0
44 Bueckert Lucy IRL 700 0 9 13,5 0
45 Dunphy Simon IRL 700 0 9 13,5 0