Denis and Kynesha in Europe

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.

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  • 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.

  • Club Competitions

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    September Pete Morriss James Sharkey
    August Zalan Nemeth Paul Ward
    July Jason Rawlinson David Cunningham
    June Denis Ruchko Ger Abberton
    May Pete Morriss Andrew Finnerty
    April Zalan Nemeth
    March Zalan Nemeth Andrew Finnerty
    February Pete Morriss Yuliya Makarenko/ Shane Murray
    January Zalan Nemeth Brendan McNelis