Armstrong Cup 2017
Original post March 3 – updated March 11
Might as well have a post for immediate results or happenings of note that anybody wants to share. This is a page to report results from matches in the LCU Leagues Armstrong Cup
The official LCU Website has full details, including fixtures and cross table. Match updates can be posted in the comments section but the LCU Website is the best place for final update confirmation of results.
Unfortunate post to start with for me and my club, Bray CC, as we lost last night 3-5 against Dun Laoghaire. The main feature was, in addition to the shocking losses on all three of the top boards, with Stephen Morris losing to Tony Fox (was possibly/probably winning) John Joyce losing to Seamus Duffy (declining many draws), was my own defeat at the hands of young rising star of Irish chess Tom O Gorman who has surged back up to 2223 on the Fide rating list. going ahead of other rising star of Irish chess Henry Li who looks to be his main rival and top Irish players in the years to come.
The game itself was very impressive by Tom, as after a big gamble by me out of the opening, and going into the middle game that created complications, and was far too ambitious and risky, it required only one fatal blunder for me to be lost, though still requiring good technique by White after I traded my Queen for Rook and Bishop (following a major blunder) Thereafter, Tom showed great composure and competence in not giving me any chances, even when it superficially seemed I was back into the game at one point.
For myself it seems to cap off a terrible season in which in the previous round I failed to win when a whole rook up and had to scramble to draw after another blunder. Or as they say in Tennis I think, “unforced error”?
Light notes to both games can be seen with the links/diagram below:
Any results or anything of interest (games , funny stories) can be posted here and is gratefully appreciated.