Táim ag ullmhu don Comórtas Fichille Corcaigh agus fuair mé cáipéisí iontach ar ICU faoi Ficheall as Gaeilge - 1 agus 2. Agus tháinig mé ar an suíomh gréasáin seo le níos mó eolas agus an lámhleabhair seo - agus ocht bileoga oibre le fadhbanna fichille.
→ posted on October 3, 2019microposts
Tosnaíonn on Comórtas Fichille Corcaigh ag Ostán an Metropole Dé hAoine seo. Má tá suim agat i bhFicheall i gCorcaigh, bígí ann! https://www.icu.ie/events/1155
→ posted on October 1, 2019microposts
D'imir mé cluiche i gCraobhchomórtas an Chlub an tseachtain seo caite agus bhuaigh mé! De ghnáth, nuair a bhíonn daoine níos láidre agam ná mise, ní mór dom a bheith an-ádh a bhuachan. Ní bhuaim na cluichí ach chailleann na daoine eile. Ach an babhta seo bhí mé an-mhaith. Nuair a fuair mé an lámh in uachtair, choinnigh mé é don chuid eile den chluiche agus bhuaigh me sa deireadh.ournaments.
→ posted on May 17, 2019gaeilge
Thosaigh me ag déanamh iarracht mo chuid Ghaeilge a fheabhasú. Mar sin de, déanaim iarracht rudaí a scríobh anseo thrí Ghaeilge. Níorbh usaid mé mo chuid Ghaeilge le fiche bhliain agus mar sin is dócha go ndéanfaidh me mórán botuin. Ach lean ar aghaigh.
→ posted on May 16, 2019microposts
Bit of a mixed bag at the Congress for me. Won a couple and drew a couple and lost one. Will lose a few rating points. Still was an enjoyable tournament overall. Can't wait for next year.
→ posted on October 8, 2018microposts
Only a few more days to the Cork Congress. A good result for me would be to perform to my rating (around 1500).
→ posted on October 2, 2018microposts
Incredible that Carlsen can effectively give piece odds to a strong GM and still win!
→ posted on January 22, 2018microposts
I got another win in the club championship. This was a mad game - my opponent was very aggressive and I was on the defensive for the whole game.
Really I should have lost this game. I grabbed a couple of pawns but gave up lots of tactical opportunties. Luckily for me however these weren't taken but I don't think I could get away with that again.
→ posted on December 15, 2017chess
The Deep Mind vs Stockfish result is amazing especially given how the new AI works. I've always felt that the opening/endgame tables used in modern chess engines were kind of cheating - why couldn't Kasparov take his notes into the Deep Blue game? To see a AI learn and dominate the game from scratch is incredible.
→ posted on December 6, 2017microposts
Not a great day at the Munster League. In my first game I got a good position and played well enough for a while. Then I went all in for an attack that didn't work and ended up in a losing endgame. I think a crucial moment was when I captured on a4 with my king. This allowed him to trap my king on the a file. Instead the computer suggests b3 as an alternative way to capture the pawn without getting my king trapped.
In the second game I had a repeat against my opponent from the last round last year. This went into the same opening but I was more prepared this time and got a much better position (technically any position would be better than horribly checkmated on the kingside). One interesting moment was when my opponent captured on e5. My heart sank as I thought I was either dropping a bishop or losing loads of pawns. I said to myself that as the line losing the pawns was so bad, I may as well analyse the line that dropped the bishop. Then I realised that it couldn't be captured as Re8 would trap the queen.
After that I got a good position and was possibly better when my opponent offered a draw. Given my bad run against higher rated opponents I took the offer.
Unfortunately the B team lost both games although with Adare getting thrown out our odds of survival next year have probably improved.
→ posted on November 26, 2017