Death of Brian Gallagher

Posté par northlecale le 16 février 2017

I learnt tonight of the death of Brian Gallagher. He had actually passed away some time ago, right at the end of 2016. A notice was already on the Irish Chess Union website. It seems trite to say it, but it certainly wasn’t the nicest thing to discover. He was only 17 years older than myself, and one of the strong kyu players I had trouble battling against on my visits to Dublin back in the day. Brian managed rather well the Collegians Go Club website back in the days of Geocities, and was twice our representative at the World Amateur Go Championships. Technically he lacked a certain amount of information, for he was want not to learn joseki, but to delve by himself into the game. He was still sharp though, picking up 3rd place in the Top-8. Although detached from Go in recent years (effectively he quit in 2009), he still kept on with Chess. A nice fellow, who left us too soon.

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