Saturday February 22, 2020

First Person: Úna O'Boyle

Úna O'Boyle: Irish chess champion, Co Meath.

18th December, 2011
Chess champion Úna O'Boyle. Photo: Maura Hickey

I prefer to open with white, you definitely have an advantage.

Competition chess on the clock generally lasts four hours, but I played a game in the Olympiad in Siberia that I lost after six and a half hours. I was too tired to feel after that.

Garry Kasparov [former world chess champion] kissed my hand at the Chess Olympiad. He thought it was traditional in my country and he didn't want to offend.

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