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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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Results of the latest round of the rapid tournament

21/04/2010
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Results of the latest round of the rapid tournament

Top rankings after 5 rounds: 1. Pere Moles Palleja  4.5 2-5.   Frank Hoffmeister, Marc Vallett, Christophe Keller, Timothy Binham 4.0 Ronde 7 (9-06-2010)(Appariements) 1  0 Marc Vallet           ( 3) ( 5.0)  -   Timothy Binham        ( 1) ( 4.5) 2  0 Jeno Czuczai          ( 8) ( 5.0)  -   Pere Moles Palleja    ( 7) ( 4.5)P 3  0 Frank Hoffmeister     ( 6) ( 4.5)  -   Georgi Tomov          ( 2) ( 4.5) 4  0 Johannes Bertram      (11)...

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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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Round 9 report

28/02/2010
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Round 9 report

The first game to finish was Milan Pein against Marcel Van Cauwenberge (1612). In a Bogo-Indian / Catalan mix Black played precise moves (…Bb4+ after which White plays Bd2 and Be7 retreat is the best Black can do) and White was not able to achive any advantage. On move 18 just before a mass exchange of pieces Black offered a draw which looked a reasonable conclusion of the game. 0.5 – 0.5 Mattias on...

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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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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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