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GM Mihail Marin honours Brussels

06/06/2019
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Opening phase: lots of Bg2 fianchettoes

Bestselling grandmaster gives an advanced chess class and successful exhibition Upon invitation from Europchess, Grandmaster Mihail Marin from Bucarest visited Brussels to hold a chess event in the official cultural programme of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Friday 17 May 2019. As a side event, our club members Benjamin Alberola Mulet and Cristian Ardeleanu also showed the European Parliament and the Council to Marin and his wife and...

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FEFB Individual Championship 2019

03/06/2019
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FEFB Individual Championship 2019

Two Europchess players defended our colours at the 2019 FEFB Individual Championship, held from 29 May to 2 June in Leuze. As there were slightly less participants than in previous years, both Martin Müller and Luis Miguel Parreira found themselves in the 12-player “Elite” group, playing directly for the title. Martin had an excellent start, drawing with top-seed Thibault Real (Boitsfort, 2279), who went on to win the tournament, and beating The Belgian’s Nimrod...

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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 3

21/05/2019
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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 3

Europchess 1 scores 1.5/4 against CREB and Marche-en-Famenne +++ Europchess 2 scores 2/4 against Namur 3 and 4

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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 2

06/05/2019
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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 2

Europchess 1 draws with Brussels 1 and Wavre 1 Facing Brussels 1 the one half of Europchess 1 went through a very tough afternoon. On the first board Georgi Tomov resisted the kingside attack from Oleg Iolis (2213) and entered into an unbalanced ending with a bishop against two connected passed pawns on the kingside and three pawns each on the queenside. Georgi allowed White to queen the h-pawn in order to conquer Black’s...

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Interclubs promotion featured in POLITICO Playbook

03/05/2019
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Europchess’s successful Interclubs season did not go unnoticed: in POLITICO’s “Playbook” article of 2 May 2019, Florian Eder reported on the first team’s promotion: “THE WONDERS OF ENLARGEMENT IN PRACTICE: It has taken Europchess, a team made up of EU officials from all over the Continent, a little more than a decade to clamber through the leagues of Belgian chess. Now, after securing a victory against Eisden — the very East Flanders club that stood...

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Interclubs 2018-2019 – Round 11 – Promotion to 1st division!

03/05/2019
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Interclubs 2018-2019 – Round 11 – Promotion to 1st division!

Europchess 1 – Eisden/Dilsen 1  :  5.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 2 – Dworp 1  :  4 – 2  +++  Europchess 3 – Leuze 2  :  4 – 0  +++  Europchess 4 – Boitsfort 5 :  3  – 1  +++  Europchess 5 – DZD Halle 2 :  1.5 – 2.5  +++ Round 11: Europchess moves to First Division! The year 2019 will be a very special year for the history of our club: For the...

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