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My continuing Chess Renaissance: Wijk aan Zee 2013

04/02/2013
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My continuing Chess Renaissance: Wijk aan Zee 2013

The e-mail that I received from my long-time chess friend Antti last October made me to think about my 30 past on-off years as a chess amateur. Antti is a part-time chess journalist living in Paris and we have somehow been able to maintain contact and managed to play blitz during the past decades. He gave me 5 minutes to answer whether I would like to join him for the last weekend for his...

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Friendly match with colleagues from Luxembourg

28/11/2012
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Friendly match with colleagues from Luxembourg

On Saturday, September 29, Europchess played a friendly match against the chess club of the fonctionnaires from Luxembourg, a cercle de loisir at home in the VM2 Foyer of the “eurocrats”. The initiative for the event was taken by Kristian Pade Frederiksen and Leif Winther (European Parliament, Luxembourg). Our colleagues from Luxembourg ­- who, by the way, represented all major EU institutions located there, i.e. the European Parliament, the Court of Justice and the...

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Report on Memorial Jose Tonoli

12/09/2012
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On 9 September 2012, Chess Club Anderlecht organised the 6th edition of the José Tonoli Memorial Rapid Tournament. Also this year it drew a large number of participants: 188 competitors. Six Europchess members took the opportunity to warm up for the new season. Frank Hoffmeister could only be beaten by IM Cemil Gulbas and reached an excellent shared 5th – 12th place with 7/9. Second best Europchess player was József Molnár with 6/9. José...

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FEFB Intercercles – Round 4

25/06/2012
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FEFB Intercercles – Round 4

Europchess Wins Division 3 of FEFB Intercercles! Europchess took 3.5 points out of 4 in the FEFB Intercercles Division 3 on 24 June rounding up a solid performance that saw the team finish 2.5 points ahead of their closest rivals. Apart from a nice trophy, the reward for the efforts of Vladymyr Dedobbeleer (who scored 3.5/4), Luis Carlos Busquets Perez (2.5/4), Georgi Tomov (3/3) and others is promotion to Division 2 for the next...

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Written Declaration of the European Parliament

29/05/2012
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Written declaration on the introduction of the programme ‘Chess in School’ in the educational systems of the European Union The European Parliament, – having regard to Articles 6 and 165 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, – having regard to Rule 123 of its Rules of Procedure, A. whereas the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, in its Article 6, provides that sport is among the areas ‘where...

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FEFB Intercercles – Round 2

07/05/2012
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FEFB Intercercles – Round 2

Europchess played the 2nd round of Belgian Francophone league in Marche, in a quite warm atmosphere. As leaders of the 3rd division, we had to face our direct challengers, ie. Georgi at board 1 and Vladymyr at board 4 against CRELEL Liege, and Jeno at board 2 and Luis on board 3 against CCC from Ciney, both teams were following us at only 1/2 point. Georgi with Blacks finished first. His opponent, Mohammed Messaoudi...

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FEFB Intercercles – Round 1

25/04/2012
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FEFB Intercercles – Round 1

Europchess participated with one team for the first time to the Belgian Francophone league championship. Although the opposition was this time quite weak, the team returned back with the whole score 4-0, which constitutes a good start for this first competition. In total, 160 players from different chessclubs were represented. First of all, Mattias defeated quite quickly Lise Decellier (1270) from Leuze 2. Mattias as black won a pawn in the opening against and...

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Europchess players battle with GMs at Limburg Open

22/06/2011
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Europchess players battle with GMs at Limburg Open

From 10 to 13 June 2011, the 5th ENCI Limburg Open chess tournament was played in Maastricht.  A total of 307 participants were divided into three groups according to ratings.  In the A group (for players with a rating above 2000) there were seven grandmasters (Fedorchuk, Turov, Berg, Ernst, Fier, Shchekachev, Swinkels) and numerous IMs.  This year’s representatives from Europchess were Tom Wiley and Georgi Tomov, who were respectively the 30th and 31st rated...

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Preparations for the next season

01/04/2011
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Preparations for the next season

Europchess is always glad to welcome strong players joining to our club and playing in the 2nd division in the next season we need to mobilize all of our resources!

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Veni, vidi, vici – GM Pintér in Brussels

25/02/2011
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Veni, vidi, vici – GM Pintér in Brussels

Results and photos. Full report later...

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