Head Coach

Zsolt Kardkov√°cs currently serves as the Head Coach of the Kinsale Chess Mates chess club.

During his active years, he achieved candidate master status with Elo points totaling 2140.

Starting at the age of 11, Zsolt participated in the All-Hungarian Senior Team League Division 2 and also competed in the All-Hungarian Youth Final, where he secured the 6th prize award.

For a span of 4 years in Hungary, he worked as an assistant coach before relocating to Ireland in 2021.

In 2022/2023, Zsolt played a pivotal role in guiding the Kinsale-Clontead chess teams to reach the Community Games’ All-Ireland Final.

In 2023, he successfully completed his Irish National Arbiter norms.