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Irish U12 International Junior, Matthew Gallagher , on a great score of 10.5 from 13 rounds, achieves third place in the Chess Festival St-Ghislain Saint-Lo , France.

Matthew Gallagher

Having won his first 7 games in succession he went into round 9 in joint lead on 7/8. A draw and a win in rounds 9 and 10 kept him in contention, just half a point behind the leader, Russian player Asja Cebron. Matthew continued on his impressive form in the closing rounds to secure third place.

CONGRATULATIONS on such a great performance from us all here in Rathmines.

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