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Birthday of IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997)
September 4, 2023
BCN says Happy Birthday to IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997)
Joe became a FIDE Master in 2015 and an International Master in 2018.
His peak FIDE rating is 2434 as at August 2019 and we predict it will increase.
In Joseph won outright the Kecskemet IM Tournament :
In 2016 Joseph won the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal to become a “Strat”* for the first time.
*Only Mike Basman knows what this means!
Joseph plays for Bolton and for Wood Green in the Four Nations Chess League.
Joseph won outright the Budapest First Sunday IM tournament in 2018 :
With the white pieces Joseph prefers a main line Ruy Lopez and the Open Sicilian and he has recently started dabbling with 1.d4
As the second player Joseph employs the Classical French and the Queen’s Indian Defences.