FM Philip Short

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John McMorrow
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FM Philip Short

Post by John McMorrow » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:04 pm

From the Irish Chess Union:

“It is with great sadness that the ICU learns of the passing of FM Philip Short.

Originally from Cork, Philip Short won the first of his many Irish Chess Championships in 1981 (shared with David Dunne) and was a regular participant in many Irish events since, winning his last Irish in 2017. Well known for his friendly banter with all, as well as his terrific Chess strength, Philip was popular with all in the Irish Chess community for over four decades.

Our condolences to his wife Claudia and his two daughters Jennifer and Rebecca, please know that he will be truly missed in the Irish Chess community.”

Alan Walton
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Re: FM Philip Short

Post by Alan Walton » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:25 pm

In the few years having playing in Ireland you can never come across a nicer man; sorry for your country’s loss

Gordon Cadden
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Re: FM Philip Short

Post by Gordon Cadden » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:12 pm

A sad loss to Irish Chess. Very well known at weekend Tournaments, with a friendly word for everyone. Had many an encounter with him, across the board. He was a Cork man, but moved to Galway in recent years. R.I.P.

Mick Norris
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Re: FM Philip Short

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:17 pm

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