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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 6

06/02/2017
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 6

Europchess 1 – Amay 2  :  5 – 3  +++  Europchess 2 – Pantin 1  :  3 – 3  +++  Europchess 3 – Pantin 2  :  1 – 3  +++  Europchess 4 – Pantin 3  :  1.5 – 2.5 +++ Round 6: Good prospects for 2017 +++  In the first round of the new year, the first team beat Amay 2 and the second team held a good draw against Pantin 1. E 3...

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Frank Hoffmeister and Tom Wiley dominate in Soignies

10/01/2017
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Frank Hoffmeister and Tom Wiley dominate in Soignies

On 7 January 2017, the club “L’Echiquier de la Haute Senne” organised its eleventh annual “Fête des Rois” rapid chess tournament in the Wallonian town of Soignies.  The result this year was a rather convincing win for the Europchess participants.  Frank Hoffmeister and Tom Wiley both scored an undefeated eight points out of nine to take the top two prizes ahead of the rest of the field.  The nearest competitors were Julien Sclacmender, Adelin Godry...

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Frank Hoffmeister blitz champion 2016!

10/01/2017
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Frank Hoffmeister blitz champion 2016!

As in previous years, the blitz tournament covered the entire year 2016. Out of 20 events, tournament director Jesper Abrahamsen counted the 15 best results of the participants to determine the winner. The temporary departure of last years’ winner FM Carl Buhr let some space for other players. And indeed, the race was tense until the end. For a long time, Martin Müller led the field with a strong performance on almost every Wednesday....

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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 5

06/12/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 5

CREB 1 - Europchess 1  :  4.5 – 3.5  +++  Brasschaat 2 – Europchess 2  :  3.5 – 2.5  +++  The Belgian CC 2 – Europchess 3  :  1.5 – 2.5  +++  DT Leuven 2 – Europchess 4  :  1.5 – 2.5  +++ Round 5: E 3 and E 4 in good form +++ In the last round of the year, E 1 and E 2 had to suffer two hard defeats, while E 3 and...

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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 4

28/11/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 4

Zottegem 1 – Europchess 1  :  5 – 3  +++  Wavre 1 – Europchess 2  :  3.5 – 2.5  +++  Wavre 2 – Europchess 3  :  3 – 1  +++  Wavre 3 – Europchess 4  :  2.5 – 1.5  +++ Round 4: No luck today, my chess is going away On 27 November, the unthinkable happened. All four teams lost – full stop. Europchess 1 unlucky in Zottegem In a roughly even match, Zottegem...

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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 3

07/11/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 3

Europchess 1 – Boitsfort 1  :  2 – 6  +++  Europchess 2 – Temse 2  :  0.5 – 5.5  +++  Europchess 3 – Boitsfort 2  :  1.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Excelsior 2  :  2.5 – 1.5  +++ Round 3: Cold shower in November +++ On 6 November, we played at home at the end of a holiday week. This meant that a number of stem players were missing, and that was...

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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 2

26/10/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 2

Leuven 1  -  Europchess 1  :  3.5 – 4.5  +++  Soignies 1  -  Europchess 2  :  1 – 5  +++  2 Fous Diogène 1  -  Europchess 3  :  2 – 2  +++  Leuven 4  -  Europchess 4  :  0 – 4  +++ Round 2: Europchess unbeaten +++ In Round 2, all the four teams scored important points. While the first, second and fourth teams grounded their opponents from Leuven and Soignies, the third team...

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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 1

06/10/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 1

Europchess 1 – Rochade Eupen 2 : 3.5 – 4.5 +++ Europchess 2 – Leuze 1 : 4 – 2 +++ Europchess 3 – Excelsior 1 : 3.5 – 0.5 +++ Europchess 4 – Humbeek 3 : 3 – 1 +++ Round 1: Good start into the new season +++ For some unknown reason many people in Brussels decided to run through the city on the first chess Sunday rather than having a nice...

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Dutch champion Anish Giri in Brussels

04/05/2016
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Dutch champion Anish Giri in Brussels

World class performance of the unbeaten candidate On 6 April 2016, the Dutch top player and current champion Anish Giri paid a visit to Brussels in the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union, which holds the Presidency of the Council in the 1st half of 2016. The Head of Cabinet of the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans, Ben Smulders, welcomed the current No. 4 of the world as the ‘pop-star’ of chess,...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Final standings

03/05/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Final standings

+++ Division 2 B: Europchess 1 finishes in 3rd place +++ Division 3 B: Europchess 2 finishes in 6th place +++ Division 4 B: Europchess 3 only 1 point behind 3rd rank +++ Division 5 J: Europchess 4 ends up in 5th place

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