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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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Interclubs 4th round results

22/11/2009
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Interclubs 4th round results

Europchess defends lead in Round 4: In Round 4, Europchess 1 and 3 defended its respective leads in groups 4 C and 5 J. Europchess 2 lost. The first team played CCZ 1 in its strongest composition. On board four, József Barta played his fourth game with black, this time an orthodox Queen’s gambit against Constant Clerquin (1582). His opponent started to open up the queen side. However, this created a weak a4 pawn,...

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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

08/11/2009
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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

Europchess 1: Tom played the black side of a Sicilian Defence. Both sides castled king-side, and White threw forward his f and g pawns. After playing f4, g4 and g5, however, he refrained from pursuing his attack further with f5 and f6. Instead he tried simply to hold the position (he offered a draw after his 19th move). Tom was able to exchange off an important defensive bishop, and then to create targets on...

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Interclubs 2nd Round Results

18/10/2009
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Interclubs 2nd Round Results

Dream Sunday for Europchess in Round 2: In Round 2, Europchess continued its good performance at home. While E1 and E3 scored together 7,5 / 8, only E2 had to give in with 1,5 – 2,5. The first team faced with FCH Zottegem 1, a solid team with an ELO average of around 1750. On board four, Joszef Barta played with black an exchange Slav against Eddy de Gendt. He started early piece play...

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8th Europchess rapid championship

29/09/2009
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The play-off match (see our report on that) ended with a win of Frank Hoffmeister with the score : 1.Frank Hoffmeister    3 2.Christophe Keller    2,5 3.Jozsef Barta        0,5 Classement final Nom Cote Pts Perf Rés Cum Buch B M S B 1 Jozsef Barta (2155) 5.5/7 2249 --- 25.5 30.0 21.5 21.75 2 Frank Hoffmeister (2192) 5.5/7 2249 --- 23.0 32.5 23.0 24.50 3 Christophe Keller (2209) 5.5/7 2253 --- 19.5 30.0 22.5...

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