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Europchess wins the interligues

13/09/2010
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Europchess wins the interligues

Five new players secure a fantastic start of the season On 12 September 2010, the tournament between several Belgian chess ligues was played in Brussels. Players from Europchess made up the ten boards for the European Union and secured a convincing win with 7,5/10 points in front of Bruxelles-Capitale, Hainaut, Namuur-Luxemburg and Bruxelles-Capitale II. This fantastic performance was mainly due to the fact the our new players Georgi Tomov, Matija Suskovic, Luis Parreira, Edit...

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Jenő Czuczai won the spring rapid tournament!

23/06/2010
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Jenő Czuczai won the spring rapid tournament!

Congratulations to Jenő who scored an impressive 6 points out of 7 and won the spring rapid tournament half a point ahead of Frank Hoffmeister and Timothy Binham.

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Interclubs 6th round results

10/01/2010
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Interclubs 6th round results

The new year has started with another successful round for our club. Europchess 1 and 3 won their matches (3-1 and 4-0 respectively) while Europchess 2 made a 2-2 draw. Europchess 1 travelled to play Waregem 2.  Despite heavy snow the previous day, the journey presented no problems.  The first hour’s play produced a worrying moment for Europchess.  Jozsef, playing Black, played a temporary knight sacrifice that seemed, after a series of exchanges, to...

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Europchess players seize 1st and 3rd price in the Damnés tournament

07/01/2010
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Frank has won the strong Damnés tournament ahead of higher rated players like Alain Minnebo, Tom Wiley and Yves Duhayon. Frank has scored 7.5 points out of 9 games, an amazing result. Congratulations! Hoffmeister 2192 Caufriez 1925 1-0 Guisset 1943 Hoffmeister 2192 0-1 Hoffmeister 2192 Atanasiu 2060 1-0 Hoffmeister 2192 Duhayon 2259 1/2-1/2 Ackaert 2114 Hoffmeister 2192 0-1 Hoffmeister 2192 Wiley 2287 1/2-1/2 Minnebo 2255 Hoffmeister 2192 1/2-1/2 Hoffmeister 2192 Giadrosic 1937 1-0 Hennico...

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Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

16/12/2009
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Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

Congratulations to Frank, who won the 8th Europchess rapid tournament in the final playoff against József Barta and Christophe Keller! The players used a unique format to decide the winner which can be described as a 6 boards parallel clock-simultaneous game.

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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

08/11/2009
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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

Europchess 1: Tom played the black side of a Sicilian Defence. Both sides castled king-side, and White threw forward his f and g pawns. After playing f4, g4 and g5, however, he refrained from pursuing his attack further with f5 and f6. Instead he tried simply to hold the position (he offered a draw after his 19th move). Tom was able to exchange off an important defensive bishop, and then to create targets on...

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8th Europchess rapid championship

29/09/2009
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The play-off match (see our report on that) ended with a win of Frank Hoffmeister with the score : 1.Frank Hoffmeister    3 2.Christophe Keller    2,5 3.Jozsef Barta        0,5 Classement final Nom Cote Pts Perf Rés Cum Buch B M S B 1 Jozsef Barta (2155) 5.5/7 2249 --- 25.5 30.0 21.5 21.75 2 Frank Hoffmeister (2192) 5.5/7 2249 --- 23.0 32.5 23.0 24.50 3 Christophe Keller (2209) 5.5/7 2253 --- 19.5 30.0 22.5...

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Silver medal in the “Interprofessional Tournament 2008-2009″

03/04/2009
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Silver medal in the “Interprofessional Tournament 2008-2009″

Every year the Belgian National Bank organises the Interprofessional tournament with the participation of Belgian companies and institutions. It’s normally a team competition where they are summing the best individual scores of each team. The National Bank’s team is always the big favourite of the event as all their players are around 2000+ ELO. The team results for this year: 1. National Bank 2. Europchess 3. Belgacom 4. KBC 5. Pro Natura 6. The...

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Europchess 1 and 2 won in division 5! Final round report…

23/03/2009
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Europchess 1 and 2 won in division 5! Final round report…

In the final round 11, Europchess 1 played at home against Wachtebeke 3. As we were leading Division 5 E with a single point in front of Geraardsbergen 2, everything depended on a good performance on this day.

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Huge success in the last round!

22/03/2009
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Huge success in the last round!

Europchess 1 – Wachtebeke 3 : 3.5 – 0.5           After Frank, József and Thomas won their games Jenő has offered draw with Black in an equal looking position to secure the victory with 3.5 points.  If Geraardsbergen wins 4-0 then there will be a tie for the first place… They are playing against the strong Dworp 2 team, let’s hope they make at least one draw and then we are...

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