Last Sunday, Tralee Chess Club participated in Division 1 and Division 3 of the Munster Chess League in Charleville, County Cork. In Division 1, Tralee A drew with Cork CYMS 2 1/2 to 2 1/2, with wins from Yunis Barudi and Alfonso Jimenez, and a draw by Tadhg Long. In the afternoon, Tralee A defeated Limerick A 3/2, with Oleksander Zakcadnyi and Fabian Walz securing wins, and Barudi’s audacious rook sacrifice leading to victory. Alfonso Jimenez secured a draw in a lengthy battle. These results position Tralee A in second place in the league.
In Division 3, Tralee B lost 4/1 to UCC B but drew 2 1/2 to 2 1/2 with UCC A in the afternoon. Johnny Hoare secured a win in both matches, while Paul Shanahan won in the latter. Kevin Farnam drew, but Pat Flaherty and Ayman Osman lost. Tralee B currently holds the 5th position in Division 3. The club meets every Monday night at 7.30 upstairs in The Castle Bar, Rock St. New members, accompanied by adults for those under 16, are welcome. For more information, contact Johnny Hoare at 086/1083685 or follow the club on Facebook.