Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club
October 1st: Casual meeting in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm
October 8th: Monroe’s 8pm
October 10th: Grand re-opening of club – October Blitz: 7.45 pm upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road.
The home of chess in Galway
Galway’s Denis Ruchko and Kynesh Ryder are both currently playing in the European Youth Chess Championship in Bratislava: Denis in the under-16 (open) and Kynesha in the under-18 girls. Both tournaments are dauntingly strong, with the top players rated over 2400, so Denis and Kynesha have their work cut. Most, though not all, of the games are being shown live should you wish to follow them – as I write, Denis seems to have a promising position against a higher-rated opponent who has had the audacity to play the Benko Gambit against him.