Monday September 21, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

GM Marian Petrov vs IM Alvaro Valdes Escobar, Gonzaga Classic 2018

18th February, 2018

Organised by transition year students, the annual Gonzaga Charity Chess Classic has contributed over €50,000 to charitable causes. This year’s edition was a great success, with 230 players including 4 GMs. GM Ante Saric and IM Justin Tan finished joint first, with Tan taking the trophy after a blitz playoff.

The event provides a rare opportunity for Irish-based players to play against GMs, as in the featured upset.

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.g3...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

John Creedon’s radio days, the return of TGBBO and a promising new Mob video game are this week’s selections

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 1 day ago

The news that there may well be alien life on the Morning Star has placed our pandemic woes into their proper perspective

Emer McLysaght | 1 day ago

Sometimes there’s wisdom in crowd reaction: Shakespeare was influenced by audiences’ reactions to his plays, just as Jennifer Zamparelli last week discovered the power of public opinion

Nadine O’Regan | 1 day ago