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Interclubs 2021/2022 – Round 2

23/11/2021
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Interclubs 2021/2022 – Round 2

In Round 2 of the Interclubs, Europchess had exactly the same harvest as in the first round : two victories, two draws and one defeat – but no team repeated the result of the first round! From an organisational point of view, it was a difficult Sunday with the new measures and the aggravation of the epidemiological situation in Belgium, which lead to two forfeits in the second team. Europchess 1The first team scored...

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Interclubs 2021/22 – Round 1

26/10/2021
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Interclubs 2021/22 – Round 1

Europchess played this time in the CIE Overijse, away from the traditional venue in the Van Maerlant building. The conditions were excellent, and we could welcome our guests in a nice environment, which will most likely also be the case for the second round some weeks from now. Results: Europchess 1 :It started off perfectly when Víctor García Cuenca scored his first win for Europchess after just one hour. But the match turned out...

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End of 2019/2020 season (finally!)

14/10/2021
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End of 2019/2020 season (finally!)

In September, after the saga of the Covid-interruption, the 2019-2020 season was completed. The outstanding rounds 10 and 11 were played, as had been controversially decided by the federation, but forfeits (either by team or on individual boards) were not penalised. This of course led to some distortion of final standings, but in many cases the matches were also not relevant anymore for promotion/relegation. In Round 10, Europchess did not play any match, because...

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Polish grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda gives thrilling online performance for Europchess

24/06/2021
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Polish grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda gives thrilling online performance for Europchess

On Friday 4 June 2021, the Polish No. 1 player, GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda, visited Europchess “online”. Our high-level guest was first welcomed by Arkadiusz Langer, a Cabinet member of the Polish Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski. Langer not only gave an account of Duda’s impressive chess career, but also summarized in a succinct manner the significance of Poland as a great chess nation. Europchess President Johannes Bertram added that the club is inviting Grandmasters...

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100th anniversary of the French Chess Federation unites chess historians

26/03/2021
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100th anniversary of the French Chess Federation unites chess historians

The French Chess Federation marks this year its 100th anniversary. Even in our current unusual situation, this is an event not to be missed, and on this occasion a special online event on chess history was organised, which grouped an impressive number of chess historians of a significant number of countries, including our vice-president Frank Hoffmeister. A number of our club members participated also in the event, which was greeted by the FIDE President...

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Europchess at the Capelle-la-Grande open

16/03/2021
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Europchess at the Capelle-la-Grande open

From 5 to 8 March, the famous open of Cappelle-la-Grande took place. The organisers had optimistically announced a physical tournament a while ago, but given the sanitary situation this was of course still not possible. But the organisers had a nice online format in reserve for the 37th edition of the tournament: on four consecutive days, four tournaments – bullet, rapid, blitz and women – were organised. They were excellently organised on the playing...

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