The Dun Laoghaire Club with the support of the Irish Chess Union and Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown County Council are proud to announce International Grandmaster and International Masters Chess tournaments to be held at the Dun Laoghaire Club 3, Eblana Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin from 20th August 2010 to 29th august 2010.
- Letter to ICU Members from ICU Chairman Eamon Keogh
- Announcement of players in the GM and IM tournaments
- Event poster
- Events programme
- Events programme (expanded 2nd version)
These events are organised to give Irish players an opportunity to record qualification norms towards achievement of international titles. The following players have been invited to compete:
The average rating in the GM tournament is 2436: 6½ points for a GM norm and 5 for an IM norm.
- Mark Hebden, ENG, 2556, GM
- Klaus Bischoff, GER, 2553, GM
- Alexander Baburin, IRL, 2549, GM
- Valery Atlas, AUT, 2440, IM
- Sam Collins, IRL, 2408, IM
- Uri Rochev, RUS, 2395
- Mark Quinn, IRL, 2377, IM
- Alex Lopez, IRL, 2367
- Mark Heidenfeld, IRL, 2360, IM
- Federico Manca, ITA, 2356, IM
In the IM tournament the average rating is 2319 with the IM norm being 6½ points.
- Pavel Cech, CZE, 2410, IM
- Simon Ansell, ENG, 2398, IM
- Stephen Brady, IRL, 2376
- Povilas Tvarijonas, LTU, 2370
- Colm Daly, IRL, 2322
- Rafael Rodriguez Lopez, ESP, 2312, IM
- Philip Short, IRL, 2296, FM
- David Fitzsimons, IRL, 2263
- Ryan Rhys Griffith, IRL, 2249
- Eric Moskow, USA, 2198
These events are the highlights of the Dun Laogaire Chess Festival being run at the same time.