Englishman Nigel Short GM (Grand Master) retained his “Bunratty Masters” title in style becoming the first player to score 6/6.
He joins the elite pair of Michael Adams GM & Peter Svidler GM in retaining the title.
Of the over 400 who attended the weekend event in Bunratty International Chess Festival, 330 competed in competitions.
There were players from Ireland, UK, USA, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and France.
The top games were broadcast live on the internet to a global audience of more than 50,000 on bunrattychess.com.
The festival was opened by Senator Martin Conway to songs from the musical “Chess” performed by Limerick Musical Society.
The prizes on Sunday were presented by the Mayor of Ennis, Cllr Ann Norton.
Full list of winners.