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Outstanding performance of GM Viktorija Cmilyte

17/10/2013
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Outstanding performance of GM Viktorija Cmilyte

European Woman Champion lectures and outplays Europchess with style On 8th October 2013, the European Woman Champion of 2011, GM Viktorija Cmilyte paid a visit to Brussels upon invitation of our club. The Lithuanian star was born in 1983 and became world champion of girls under 12 at that tender age. She progressed steadily and became a strong youthful appearance also in male competitions. In 2005, she won the national championship of her country,...

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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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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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Fine results for Europchess players in the Limburg Open tournament

06/06/2010
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Fine results for Europchess players in the Limburg Open tournament

The 4th ENCI Limburg Open took place in Maastricht from 21 to 24 May.  Almost three hundred players took part, divided into three Sections according to rating.  The top Section was a FIDE-rated seven-round swiss tournament with one hundred participants.  Seven Grandmasters took part, including four (Miroshnichenko, Fedorchuk, Gharamian and Berg) who are rated over 2600. The two winners, each managing five wins and two draws, were Tigran Ghramian from France and Evgenij Miroshnichenko...

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Corus chess tournament 2010

31/01/2010
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Corus chess tournament 2010

The Corus Chess Tournament is a unique event in many respect. It has a long tradition, running since 1938 this year was the 72nd edition already! Also it’s a very long tournament, it lasts for over 2 weeks (13 rounds) and every year the strongest grandmasters gather to play quality chess (this year the ELO average was 2720 in group A). But there are two other groups with strong GMs and some young talents...

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Kosteniuk & Skripchenko played in Brussels

24/01/2010
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Kosteniuk & Skripchenko played in Brussels

World champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (2523) and Almira Skripchenko (2456) played against 25 Belgian players in a tandem simultan event. It’s not easy to play when you make only every second move. Anyway, they had a good result 23-1-1, losing the only game against Dirk Demarcke (2205) in a sharp Sicilian position. The event was organised (and I have to say very well organised) by Computer Profile. They invited children and representatives of partner companies...

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Wijk Aan Zee 2009

12/03/2009
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Wijk Aan Zee 2009

The Corus Chess tournament took place in Wijk Aan Zee the Netherlands in January 2009…. The young players won all three sections, Karjakin, Caruana and So are teenagers. In an interview Kasparov expressed his doubts that Anand can compete with this new generation of players… The Corus Chess tournament took place in Wijk Aan Zee the Netherlands in January 2009…. The young players won all three sections, Karjakin, Caruana and So are teenagers. In...

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Grischuk triumphs in Linares

12/03/2009
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Grischuk triumphs in Linares

Alexander Grischuk has won the Linares super tournament in great style. Ivanchuk cannot really explain how he missed the first place…

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