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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 6

05/02/2018
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Gkionis-Van Haelst, White to play

Europchess 1 – Geel 1  :  5.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 2 – KGSRL 4  :  3 – 3  +++  Europchess 3 – Woluwe 1  :  0.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Woluwe 2 :  3 – 1  +++ Round 6: Back in business +++ In the sixth round, the 1st and 4th team took continued to score, while E 2 gained an important match point from Ghent 4. E 3 were defeated by...

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Intercercles FEFB 2018 – Round 1

25/01/2018
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Intercercles FEFB 2018 – Round 1

FEFB Round 1: Europchess welcomes 200 Wallonian chess players On 21 January 2018, Europchess hosted the first round of the Wallonian club championships (FEFB – intercercles). On behalf of the club, President Frank Hoffmeister welcomed the players in the inter-institutional centre at Overijse. He remarked that our club participated in the championships for several years now and was willing to contribute to the well-functioning of the event by also hosting it for the first...

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Top ten finish for Luis and Thanos in Anderlues

11/01/2018
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Top ten finish for Luis and Thanos in Anderlues

On the first weekend of the year, the CELB Anderlues organised a tournament with an interesting format, the Triathlon de la Bourlette, combining blitz (5 minutes, 15 rounds), rapid (15 minutes, 7 rounds), and classical chess (90 minutes + 30 seconds increment, 3 rounds). Luis Miguel Parreira and Athanasios-Nektarios Gkionis took the occasion to warm up for the chess year 2018. Both finished in the Top Ten of the overall ranking, in which the...

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Georgi Tomov wins the Blitz Cup 2017!

21/12/2017
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Georgi Tomov wins the Blitz Cup 2017!

After his triumph in the rapid championship, Georgi completed the Europchess “Double” by also winning the Blitz Cup! He averaged with more than 4 points, the best 15 tournaments accounting for an excellent 67.5 points. Already with some tournaments to go, runners-up Frank and Martin could not reach this score anymore. Martin gets a special mention for the highest number of tournaments (27) and of course tournament director Jesper Abrahamsen who organised 30 tournaments...

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Georgi Tomov is the club champion 2017!

20/12/2017
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Georgi Tomov is the club champion 2017!

Already in summer, the 2016-2017 edition of the Europchess Club Championship, held as usual as a 9-round rapid tournament, was completed. This year’s winner was Georgi Tomov who was the only one to reach 7.5/9. Silver and Bronze went to Frank Hoffmeister and Pere Moles Palleja who both finished with 7 points. The tournament was again a big success: 40 Europchess members participated. The 2018 Championship is kicking off in January. Final Ranking  ...

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Frank Hoffmeister wins Eddy Mattheys Blitz at BCC

20/12/2017
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Frank Hoffmeister wins Eddy Mattheys Blitz at BCC

Some weeks ago, the Brussels chess community was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing away of Eddy Mattheys of the Brussels Chess Club. On Monday, 18 December, the BCC held its last blitz tournament of the year in Eddy’s honour, and not less than 50 chess friends found their way to the Candelaershuys in Uccle. Also Europchess was present with a strong delegation of 9 players. In a very competitive tournament, Frank Hoffmeister...

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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 5

07/12/2017
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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 5

Westerlo 1 – Europchess 1  :  1.5 – 6.5  +++  LSV-Chesspirant 1 – Europchess 2  :  4.5 – 1.5  +++  Caissa Europe 2 – Europchess 3  :  3 – 1  +++  The Belgian CC 4 – Europchess 4  :  1 – 3  +++ Round 5: Some sunlight in winter times +++ In the fifth round, the 1st and 4th team took full match points to keep their 2nd and 1st place in their respective...

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1st European Corporate Chess Championship

30/11/2017
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1st European Corporate Chess Championship

On 24 and 25 November 2017, the 1st European Corporate Chess Championship was held in Asnières, near Paris. Europchess as a genuine corporate chess club could of course not miss such an event and so, Christophe Keller, Szymon Pozimski, Johannes Bertram, Luis Parreira and Angeliki Dedopoulou travelled to the French capital and defended the EU colours in a strong field of company, administration and academic teams. In an impressive setting, the festive hall of...

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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 4

21/11/2017
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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 4

Europchess 1 – Amay 2  :  4.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 2 – Pantin 1  :  2.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 3 – Pantin 2 :  0.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Pantin 4 :  3.5 – 0.5  +++

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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 3

23/10/2017
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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 3

Boitsfort 1 – Europchess 1  :  4.5 – 3.5  +++  Wetteren 2 – Europchess 2 :  3 – 3  +++  Boitsfort 2 – Europchess 3  :  2 – 2  +++  Braine-l’Alleud 2 – Europchess 4  :  3 – 1  +++ Round 3: Dommage In the third round, Europchess 1 came very close to a draw against Division 2 B favourite Boitsfort 1, while the 2nd team could have won in Wetteren in Division 3...

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