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Europchess on tour : summer individual tournaments

08/08/2019
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Europchess on tour : summer individual tournaments

It has been quite a busy summer for Europchess members. In July and August, 14 players participated in 14 tournaments in 9 countries! (still to be updated in August) From 1 to 4 August, Martin Müller stayed in the German capital and participated in a 7-round Open with no less than 250 participants. He performed more or less on his level, and finished 89th, just one rank below his seeding position. A draw against...

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Georgi Tomov Rapid Champion 2019!

05/08/2019
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Georgi Tomov Rapid Champion 2019!

In July, the Europchess rapid championship tournament 2019 was concluded. The two Elo favourites, our two Bulgarian FIDE Masters Rossen Roussev and Georgi Tomov dominated the field and scored 8 point out of 9 rounds. Thus, like in professional tournaments a blitz tie-break was played over four games. Here Georgi decided the match for himself with 2.5-1.5 and conquered the title back from Rossen. Congratulations to Georgi. The third place went to Christophe Keller...

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Brussels Chess Club – Spring tournament

15/07/2019
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Brussels Chess Club – Spring tournament

The recent tournament organised on Mondays by the Brussels Chess Club ended with medium results for Europchess’s players: The concluding blitz tournament went better, especially for Tom Jayes, reaching 2nd place:

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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 4

15/07/2019
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Intercercles FEFB 2019 – Round 4

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Limburg-Open 2019 in Maastricht

15/07/2019
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On Pentecost, six Europchess players travelled to Maastricht to play in the strong Limburg-Open, four of them in the A-tournament for players rated >2050, and two in the B-section for players rated <2100. A-Open The best Europchess participant was FM Georgi Tomov with 4.5/7 points, and a performance around his rating. Frank Hoffmeister scored 50% and more or less confirmed as well his rating. Paula Gitu scored 3 points, among which a victory against...

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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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