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Belgian league – round 3

08/11/2011
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Belgian league – round 3

Smashing win in Eupen for Europchess 1 in Round 3 In round 3 on 6 November, Europchess 1 outclassed Rochade Eupen 2 with a resounding 8-0 in Division 2 B! Also Europchess 3 surprised spectators by winning 2.5-1.5 against Anderlecht 6. Europchess 2 drew 2-2 against Machelen 1 with chances and bad luck on both sides. The brilliancy prize of the day in Eupen went to Eduardo (Bobby) Semanat Planas. Playing on board 7...

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Europchess moves up to the 2nd division!

06/04/2011
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Europchess moves up to the 2nd division!

Round 11 – final round: Europchess 1 moves to Division 2! (Europchess 3 stays in Division 4 and Europchess 2 is relegated to Division 5) In the final round on 3 April, Europchess completed an overall successful year. With a clear 5-1 in Izegem, Europchess 1 marched through Division 3D, finishing on first place with 8 match points advance over MSV1 on second rank. The second team won in Zottegem with 3-1. Unfortunately, 7...

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Belgian league – round 10

21/03/2011
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Belgian league – round 10

Europchess 1 moves up to the second Division! With a convincing 5.5-0.5 against the closest rival MSV 1, Europchess crowned a strong year. Before the closing round 11, it is already certain that we move up to Division 2! With a good 2-2 against the leader of Division 4 D, Leuven 3, Europchess 2 keeps a slim chance not to be relegated. Europchess 3 beat CREC 5 with 3-1, thereby safeguarding a comfortable middleground...

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Belgian league – round 9

07/03/2011
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Belgian league – round 9

Europchess 1 close to the finishing line In round 9, Europchess 1 kept the lead in Division 3 D after a convincing 5-1 win in Bruges. The second team suffered a painful loss against Epicure 1 and will have to score in the two last rounds in order to avoid relegation in Division 4 D. Europchess 3 had no chance against division leader Ciney, but is in safe distance from relegation in Division 4...

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Belgian league – round 8

06/02/2011
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Belgian league – round 8

Round 8 – Europchess 2 bounces back In round 8 at home, Europchess 2 scored an important 3.5-0.5 win against Anderlecht 3, thus gaining two important match points against relegation in Division 4 D. Europchess 1 kept the lead in Division 3 D with a somewhat lucky 3.5-2.5 against Jean Jaurès 2. The leader of Division 4 G, Landen 1 won 3-1 against Europchess 3. On board 6, József Molnár played a Sveshnikov Sicilian...

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Belgian league – round 6

10/01/2011
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Belgian league – round 6

Round 6: Rusty start into 2011 In round 6, Europchess 1 defended the lead in Division 3 D with a hard fought 3,5-2,5 against Roeselaere 1. Europchess 2 suffered a heavy defeat (0.5-3.5) against Zottegem 3 and is now trailing at the bottom of Division 4C. In Division 4G, Europchess 3 had to yield 1-3 against the leader of the division, Fleurus 1, but remains in the top half of the Division . On...

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Belgian league – round 5

06/12/2010
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Belgian league – round 5

Europchess 1 beats strong rival and takes the lead In the last round before Christmas, all our three teams had very strong opponents. While Europchess 3 were narrowly defeated 1.5-2.5 against Fontaine l’Eveque 4 and  Europchess 2 lost 1-3 in Ghent 8, Europchess 1 was able to beat Ghent 5, taking the lead in Division 3 D. Playing in the nice clubhouse of Ghent, Europchess 1 faced their fifth team with an ELO average...

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Last round of the Interclubs

22/03/2010
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Last round of the Interclubs

V for Victory! All three Europchess teams have won in the final round! Tom had White, and his opponent played the Albin Counter-gambit (1 d4 d5  2 c4 e5 !?).  As compensation for his pawn, Black gained a strong knight on d4.  On move 14 Black made the strange decision to retreat this knight, instead of supporting it further by castling queen-side.  After this mistake, Black’s compensation for the pawn disappeared.  Soon after, he...

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Round 10 report

08/03/2010
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Round 10 report

Europchess in the pole position before the final round In Division 4 C, Europchess 1 met CREB 2 which was identified as our main contender at the beginning of the season. However, given the advance in match points secured over the previous rounds, the present match was not decisive for the title anymore. Nevertheless,  Europchess lined up a strong team of Tom Wiley, Frank Hoffmeister, Jenő Czuczai and Serge Le Gal. In the first...

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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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