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Stephen Brady
Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 1987 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2287 (2260 rapid, 2260 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2397

Overall record: +15 -30 =20 (38.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B22 B30 B46 B50
 Scotch Game (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C05 C02 C03
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C13 C05 C11 C03
 French (5) 
    C00 C13 C11
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   EUR-chT (Men) 13th (2001)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   European Club Cup (2008)

   🏆 27th Bunratty Masters
   Lalic vs S Brady (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Brady vs S Williams (Feb-22-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Brady vs Kosten (Jan-04-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-12-1969, 53 years old) Ireland

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FIDE master. Irish champion in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 (=Brian Kelly), 2011 and 2012 (=Colm Daly).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 88  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G McCarthy vs S Brady 1-0371987Armstrong ttE17 Queen's Indian
2. S Brady vs Plaskett  ½-½23198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Flear vs S Brady  1-038198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. S Brady vs M S Lupu 0-1741989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC03 French, Tarrasch
5. J Richmond vs S Brady  0-1581989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. S Brady vs J Cordovil  1-0611989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. S Brady vs S Vanderwaeren  0-1451989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. C Perdikis vs S Brady  0-1791989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Lendwai vs S Brady  ½-½381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB40 Sicilian
10. D A Holmes vs S Brady  1-0321989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. S Brady vs Hur Yasin  0-1361989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
12. S Brady vs A Wahono  0-1351990Novi Sad OlympiadA20 English
13. Z Sula vs S Brady  ½-½261990Novi Sad OlympiadD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. S Brady vs P Short 0-1271991Ch CityC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
15. S Brady vs M Heidenfeld 0-1161991IRL-chC37 King's Gambit Accepted
16. S Brady vs Stefansson  0-1401992Manila OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. C Ionescu vs S Brady  1-0611992Manila OlympiadD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Gheorghiu vs S Brady  1-0191992European Team ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
19. M Apicella vs S Brady  1-0221992European Team ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
20. S Brady vs F Berend  ½-½611992European Team ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
21. S Brady vs L B Hansen  0-1451992European Team ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
22. S Brady vs D J James  ½-½221992European Team ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
23. C McNab vs S Brady  1-0571992European Team ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
24. M Dutreeuw vs S Brady  ½-½481992European Team ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
25. M Waters vs S Brady  0-1581993Dublin ZonalB01 Scandinavian
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  Domdaniel: Winner of the 2011 Irish championship, adding it to several previous wins. Also now guaranteed a place in the next Irish olympiad team, presumably at the expense of one of the GMs/IMs who failed to play in the championship event.
Jul-10-11  Shams: <Domdaniel> O/T but presumably as good a place as any to ask-- what do they call the "Irish Pawn Center" in Ireland? I'm terribly sorry for asking such a puerile question, but there it is.
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  Domdaniel: <Shams> It was a joke made - in good humour - by the late Tony Miles. He was playing in a Zonal tournament alongside the Irish player Keogh, who had a game with tripled pawns. Miles christened this the 'IPC' - and proceeded to beat Keogh in the next round, using - what else? - tripled pawns.

The article by Miles was reprinted in the book It's Only Me.

Jul-11-11  Shams: <Domdaniel> Nice. Miles vs E Keogh, 1978
Jul-11-11  8284: <Shams:> Game Collection: IPC = Irish Pawn Centre
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  Domdaniel: The game that originally caught Miles' eye was E Keogh vs F J Sanz Alonso, 1978, a draw. White establishes his IPC as early as move 10.

This game illustrates the key points of the IPC. You get two open files, one on either side of your 'triple' - but if you don't use them quickly you may succumb to a counter-attack. Black's h-file pressure and centralized Queen should have won.

The other problem is that IPCs and their relatives aren't much use in endings. Keogh emerges with two extra pawns - but concedes a draw due to his horrible pawn structure.

Michael Basman, around the same time, advanced the theory of 'Kung Fu' chess - in which pawns should be sacrificed at every opportunity, as they get in the way of the attack. There are definite similarities between the IPC and Kung Fu Theory.

On a personal note, I currently have a score of 100% against Brady, 50% against Miles, and 0% against Keogh.

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