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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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Learning from German Grandmaster Gustafsson

16/10/2017
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Learning from German Grandmaster Gustafsson

An exciting chess afternoon at the European Parliament With the German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson (ELO 2640) Europchess had invited on 8 September 2017 one of the best-known and fun chess-commentators of these days. Under the auspices of the German Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, we held the event at the premises of the European Parliament. The MEP’s assistant Christian Kroekel welcomed Gustafsson on behalf of the Parliament, and Europchess President Frank...

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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 2

02/10/2017
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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 2

Namur 1 – Europchess 1  :  3.5 – 4.5  +++  Leuze 1 – Europchess 2 :  4 – 2  +++  The Belgian CC 2 – Europchess   :  3.5 – 0.5  +++  Lasne-Waterloo 2 – Europchess 4  :  0 – 4  +++ Round 2: Europchess 1 takes the lead in the second division +++ In the second round, Europchess 1 took the lead in the second division with a narrow win in Namur, which had...

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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 1

27/09/2017
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Interclubs 2017-2018 – Round 1

Europchess 1 – Rochade Eupen 2  :  6.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 2 – Brussels CC 1  :  4.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 3 – Brussels CC 2 :  1.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Wavre 3 :  2.5 – 1.5  +++ Round 1: Brand new start +++ After a somewhat bumpy 2016-2017 year, we have seen a good start into the new season. Europchess 1, 2 and 4 won convincingly, while E 3 suffered...

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