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Bluff in chess?

03/03/2010
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Bluff in chess?

It’s important in every chess game to have a plan but it’s also important to know your opponent’s plan. You can guess it if you know the opening theory or you can think about the sequence of previous moves but even body language can be a big help. I call it a bluff when I know what the opponent is going to play and I play something in response which can be really good...

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Round 9 report

28/02/2010
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Round 9 report

The first game to finish was Milan Pein against Marcel Van Cauwenberge (1612). In a Bogo-Indian / Catalan mix Black played precise moves (…Bb4+ after which White plays Bd2 and Be7 retreat is the best Black can do) and White was not able to achive any advantage. On move 18 just before a mass exchange of pieces Black offered a draw which looked a reasonable conclusion of the game. 0.5 – 0.5 Mattias on...

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Interclubs 8th round results

07/02/2010
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Interclubs 8th round results

Europchess 1 Europchess 1 played in Zottegem 2 a hardly fought match. On board 4, Vladymyr Dedobbeleer achieved an opening advantage with White against a Dutch formation. Rather than taking Black’s weakened f5-pawn, he went for a tactical assault on the queenside. Black was, however, able to equalise and got back into the game after the exchange of queens. After further simplifications Vladymyr offered a draw before the time control, which his opponent accepted...

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Corus chess tournament 2010

31/01/2010
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Corus chess tournament 2010

The Corus Chess Tournament is a unique event in many respect. It has a long tradition, running since 1938 this year was the 72nd edition already! Also it’s a very long tournament, it lasts for over 2 weeks (13 rounds) and every year the strongest grandmasters gather to play quality chess (this year the ELO average was 2720 in group A). But there are two other groups with strong GMs and some young talents...

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Interclubs round 7 report

26/01/2010
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Interclubs round 7 report

Playing home against the three teams of Epicure, Europchess was able to bring home four important match points. On board one of Europchess 1, we had the pleasure to welcome back Timothy Binham from Finland. In a closed Sicilian, he gained an important space advantage with White against Eric van Hauthem who did not dare castling. Tim increased the pressure with active piece play and finally clinched the full point in the 3rd hour...

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Kosteniuk & Skripchenko played in Brussels

24/01/2010
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Kosteniuk & Skripchenko played in Brussels

World champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (2523) and Almira Skripchenko (2456) played against 25 Belgian players in a tandem simultan event. It’s not easy to play when you make only every second move. Anyway, they had a good result 23-1-1, losing the only game against Dirk Demarcke (2205) in a sharp Sicilian position. The event was organised (and I have to say very well organised) by Computer Profile. They invited children and representatives of partner companies...

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Interclubs 6th round results

10/01/2010
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Interclubs 6th round results

The new year has started with another successful round for our club. Europchess 1 and 3 won their matches (3-1 and 4-0 respectively) while Europchess 2 made a 2-2 draw. Europchess 1 travelled to play Waregem 2.  Despite heavy snow the previous day, the journey presented no problems.  The first hour’s play produced a worrying moment for Europchess.  Jozsef, playing Black, played a temporary knight sacrifice that seemed, after a series of exchanges, to...

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Europchess players seize 1st and 3rd price in the Damnés tournament

07/01/2010
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Frank has won the strong Damnés tournament ahead of higher rated players like Alain Minnebo, Tom Wiley and Yves Duhayon. Frank has scored 7.5 points out of 9 games, an amazing result. Congratulations! Hoffmeister 2192 Caufriez 1925 1-0 Guisset 1943 Hoffmeister 2192 0-1 Hoffmeister 2192 Atanasiu 2060 1-0 Hoffmeister 2192 Duhayon 2259 1/2-1/2 Ackaert 2114 Hoffmeister 2192 0-1 Hoffmeister 2192 Wiley 2287 1/2-1/2 Minnebo 2255 Hoffmeister 2192 1/2-1/2 Hoffmeister 2192 Giadrosic 1937 1-0 Hennico...

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Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

16/12/2009
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Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

Congratulations to Frank, who won the 8th Europchess rapid tournament in the final playoff against József Barta and Christophe Keller! The players used a unique format to decide the winner which can be described as a 6 boards parallel clock-simultaneous game.

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Interclubs 5th round results

30/11/2009
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Interclubs 5th round results

Round 5: Europchess keeps the pace In the last round before Christmas, Europchess 1 had to travel to Tournai, near the French border. Weakened by the absence of their first three players, the host team could not put up much resistance. On board 4, as usual, József Barta won the first game, this time with White. His opponent Lorant Liennard (1393) chose the Pirc defence, a risky choice against József in attacking mood. When...

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