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Interclubs 2019-2020 – Round 1

02/10/2019
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Interclubs 2019-2020 – Round 1

Europchess 1 – KBSK 1  :  2 – 6  +++  Europchess 2 – Dworp 1  :  4 – 2  +++  Europchess 3 – CREC 3  :  2.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Dworp 2 :  3.5  – 0.5  +++  Europchess 5 – Dworp 3 :  1 – 3  +++ Round 1: Reality check in the first division +++ This Sunday, Europchess 1 played its first match in the first division. Against a strong Bruges,...

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FEFB Rapid Championship 2019

01/10/2019
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FEFB Rapid Championship 2019

The FEFB Rapid Championship 2019, organised on the car-free Sunday of 22 September, in Braine-l’Alleud, was a rather small tournament with 52 participants. Martin Mueller had an excellent tournament, finishing 5th with 6/9, drawing with FM Herman and IM Capone and beating fellow Europchessian FM Tom Wiley. He only lost to tournament winner IM Godart. Mark Ouaki scored an average result, with wins against FMs Herman and Wiley, but also dropping some points against...

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Belgian Blitz Championship 2019

01/10/2019
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Belgian Blitz Championship 2019

On 21 September, SK Dworp organised its 6th Memorial Debast, counting as in previous years as the national blitz championship. New Europchess member Stephen Clark-Foulquier was the best representative of our club on rank 40 with 7.5/13, followed by Mark Ouaki, who scored half a point less, but performed once again clearly above his (blitz) rating. Luis Parreira also scored 7/13, but with a rather low performance. Johannes Bertram performed almost exactly on his...

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Brussels Express 2019

01/10/2019
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Brussels Express 2019

From 19 August to 9 September, Brussels Chess Club organised again its Summer express rapid tournament, with 18 rounds over 6 evenings. Johannes Bertram played the totality of the games, while Luis Parreira was present in all but one of the evenings. Luis finished 10th, 2.32 points above winning expectation. Johannes, on the contrary, performed 2.11 points below expectations. Roberto Teichner joined just for some practice on the last evening and pocketed 3 points....

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Tonoli Memorial 2019

01/10/2019
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Tonoli Memorial 2019

On 8 September, the 13th José & Hilda Tonoli Memorial took place in Anderlecht, counting as in the previous year as national championship for rapid chess. Four Europchess members were among the 159 participants. Paula Gitu, Tom Wiley and Mark Ouaki each scored 6/9. Paula had a very strong tournament, beating among others GM Erik van den Doel, FM Adrian Roos and drawing with GM Alexander Dgebuadze. Tom’s performance of 2251 was even a...

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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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