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IM Norm League

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    Just to separate this from the Irish chat as it’s a big week for the event with 10 games in 5 days. Results yesterday:

    Conor O’Donnell 1-0 Sam Collins
    Stephen Brady 1-0 Alex Pachalov
    Colm Daly 0-1 Tom O’Gorman

    Conor now needs 3.5/5 against:
    W: Colm, Stephen, Alvaro
    B: Tom, Alexiei

    Stephen needs 4.5/6, Colm needs 5/6, Tom needs 3/3, Michael De Verdier needs 4.5/6.

    Games over next 10 days:
    August 20, 7.30pm,
    O'Gorman Tom vs O'Donnell Conor

    August 20, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Brady Stephen vs De Verdier Michael

    August 20, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Pachalov Alex vs Fitzsimons David

    August 22, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    De Verdier Michael vs Pachalov Alex

    August 22, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    O'Gorman Tom vs Brady Stephen

    August 23, 7.30pm, Rathmines
    Fitzsimons David vs O'Gorman Tom

    August 23, 7.30pm, Rathmines
    Bottino Alexiei vs Daly Colm

    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Daly Colm vs De Verdier Michael

    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Brady Stephen vs Fitzsimons David

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Fitzsimons David vs De Verdier Michael

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    O'Donnell Conor vs Brady Stephen

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Pachalov Alex vs Bottino Alexiei

    https://www.icu.ie/articles/781


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  • Thanks. Is there a crosstable of this event online anywhere?




  • For years I ran an event just like this for 1800-2200 players. All play all,games played in different clubs. It was always very well supported.Maybe something for the ICU to run in the future?





  • Thanks for that!




  • Tom 0-1 Conor
    Stephen 0.5-0.5 Michael
    Alex 0-1 David.

    Conor now needs 2.5/4 against:
    w: Stephen, Alvaro, Colm
    b: Alexiei

    Tom is now out of the running for a norm.

    Stephen and Michael needs 4/5:
    S: Tom, Colm, Conor, Sam, David
    M: Alexiei, Alex, Sam, David, Colm


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  • One game last night, one important result:
    Tom O'Gorman 0-1 Stephen Brady.

    Other game moved to saturday




  • Two games last night:
    David Fitzsimons 0-1 Tom O'Gorman
    Alexiei Bottino 0-1 Colm Daly

    Norm requirements:
    Conor O'Donnell 2.5/4
    Stephen Brady 3/4
    Colm Daly, Michael De Verdier 4/5

    Michael still has two of the sub 2000s to come, Conor has 1. Colm and Stephen have tougher run-ins.

    I've updated the crosstable to include colours to give a better picture of what's ahead of each player.

    Tom finishes the event with 5/9 which includes 2.5/3 against the IMs. I think he's gaining about 25 FIDE points




  • One game at the weekend:
    De Verdier Michael 0.5-0.5 Pachalov Alex

    Games upcoming this week featuring 2 big games tonight and 2 more on Wednesday:
    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Daly Colm vs De Verdier Michael

    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Brady Stephen vs Fitzsimons David

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Fitzsimons David vs De Verdier Michael

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    O'Donnell Conor vs Brady Stephen

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Pachalov Alex vs Bottino Alexiei




  • One game at the weekend:
    De Verdier Michael 0.5-0.5 Pachalov Alex

    Games upcoming this week featuring 2 big games tonight and 2 more on Wednesday:
    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Daly Colm vs De Verdier Michael

    August 27, 7.30pm, Elm Mount
    Brady Stephen vs Fitzsimons David

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Fitzsimons David vs De Verdier Michael

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    O'Donnell Conor vs Brady Stephen

    August 29, 7.30pm, Dun Laoghaire
    Pachalov Alex vs Bottino Alexiei


    Colm 1-0 Michael - ends Michael’s norm chances.

    Stephen 0.5-0.5 David


    Stephen now needs 2.5/3, Colm needs 3/4. They each player each other, Sam, Conor and Colm also has to play David.




  • Colm 1-0 Michael - ends Michael’s norm chances.

    Stephen 0.5-0.5 David


    Stephen now needs 2.5/3, Colm needs 3/4. They each player each other, Sam, Conor and Colm also has to play David.

    Norm “race” blown wide open after the result tonight in the big game:

    O’Donnell 0-1 Brady

    Other results:

    Fitzsimons 0-1 De Verdier

    Pachalov 1-0 Bottino

    Norm requirements:
    Stephen: 1.5/2 versus Sam (b) and Colm (w)
    Conor: 2.5/3 versus Alexiei (b), Colm (w), Alvaro (w)
    Colm 3/4: Sam (b), Stephen (b), Conor (b), David (w)


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  • Colm 1-0 David

    Norm requirements:
    Stephen: 1.5/2: Sam (b) and Colm (w)
    Conor: 2.5/3: Alexiei (b), Colm (w), Alvaro (w)
    Colm 2/3: Sam (b), Stephen (b), Conor (b)




  • Collins Sam 1-0 Pachalov Alex

    Bottino Alexiei 0.5-0.5 O'Donnell Conor

    O'Donnell Conor 1-0 Valdes Escobar Alvaro

    Norm requirements:
    Stephen: 1.5/2: Sam (b), Colm (w)
    Conor: 1/1: Colm (w)
    Colm 2/3: Conor (b), Stephen (b), Sam (b)




  • O'Donnell 1-0 Daly - which means that Conor has made his second IM norm. Many Congratulations to him.

    Norm requirements for the remaining players:
    Stephen: 1.5/2: Sam (b) -game ongoing, Colm (w)
    Colm 2/2: Stephen (b), Sam (b)




  • Fantastic. Well done Conor!




  • Collins 1-0 Brady - which ends Stephen's norm hopes.

    Norm requirements for the remaining players:
    Colm 2/2: Stephen (b), Sam (b)




  • Collins 1-0 Brady - which ends Stephen's norm hopes.

    Norm requirements for the remaining players:
    Colm 2/2: Stephen (b), Sam (b)

    De Verdier Michael 0.5-0.5 Collins Sam

    Brady Stephen 1-0 Daly Colm

    Fitzsimons David 1-0 Bottino Alexiei


    Stephen finishes with an impressive 6.5/9 - half a point shy of a norm. Colm’s norm chances are now gone.

    As we’ve no other norm events this year, we’ll finish with 7 Norms achieved on this island in 2018. 2 GM and 5 IM.




  • This event is now finished with Conor O'Donnell winning with a score of 7/9, followed by Stephen Brady on 6.5/9. Conor secured his second IM norm in the process.

    Pairings, games, results and crosstable here:
    https://www.icu.ie/articles/781





  • As we’ve no other norm events this year, we’ll finish with 7 Norms achieved on this island in 2018. 2 GM and 5 IM.

    Kudos organisation and a very good result.


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