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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 1

06/10/2016
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Interclubs 2016-2017 – Round 1

Europchess 1 – Rochade Eupen 2 : 3.5 – 4.5 +++ Europchess 2 – Leuze 1 : 4 – 2 +++ Europchess 3 – Excelsior 1 : 3.5 – 0.5 +++ Europchess 4 – Humbeek 3 : 3 – 1 +++ Round 1: Good start into the new season +++ For some unknown reason many people in Brussels decided to run through the city on the first chess Sunday rather than having a nice...

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Dutch champion Anish Giri in Brussels

04/05/2016
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Dutch champion Anish Giri in Brussels

World class performance of the unbeaten candidate On 6 April 2016, the Dutch top player and current champion Anish Giri paid a visit to Brussels in the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union, which holds the Presidency of the Council in the 1st half of 2016. The Head of Cabinet of the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans, Ben Smulders, welcomed the current No. 4 of the world as the ‘pop-star’ of chess,...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Final standings

03/05/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Final standings

+++ Division 2 B: Europchess 1 finishes in 3rd place +++ Division 3 B: Europchess 2 finishes in 6th place +++ Division 4 B: Europchess 3 only 1 point behind 3rd rank +++ Division 5 J: Europchess 4 ends up in 5th place

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 11

02/05/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 11

Rochade Eupen 2 – Europchess 1 :  4 – 4  +++  Caissa Europe 1 – Europchess 2 :  1 – 5  +++  Brussels CC 1 – Europchess 3 :  2 – 2  +++  Brussels CC 5 – Europchess 4 :  0 – 4  +++ Round 11: Excellent final round for Europchess! +++  In the final round, Europchess achieved two net wins and two good draws. The second team outclassed Caissa Europe with 5-1, leaving no doubt...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 10

19/04/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 10

Europchess 1 – Charleroi 1  :  4 – 4  +++  Europchess 2 – Gent 4  : 1 – 5  +++  Europchess 3 – Excelsior 1  :  2.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Humbeek 3  :  4 – 0  +++ Round 10: Europchess draws with Charleroi! +++  In round 10, the first team showed good chess to draw division leader Charleroi, whereas E 2 went down the hill against the 4th team of Ghent....

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 9

25/03/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 9

Leuven 1 – Europchess 1 : 3.5 – 4.5  +++  Leuven 2 – Europchess 2 : 2.5 – 3.5  +++  The Belgian CC 2 – Europchess 3 : 2.5 – 1.5  +++  The Belgian CC 3 – Europchess 4 : 3.5 – 0.5  +++ Europchess beats Leuven twice, but also loses twice to Anderlecht +++  In Round 9, the first two teams secured two narrow wins against Leuven. However, the third and the fourth...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 8

13/03/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 8

Europchess 1 – Herve 1 : 4 – 4 +++ Europchess 2 – Wetteren 1 : 2 – 4 +++ Europchess 3 – Opwijk 2 : 2.5 – 1.5 +++ Europchess 4 – Excelsior 2 : 1 – 3 +++ Europchess 3 the winner of the day +++ In round 8 at home, the first team got a lucky draw against Herve 1, while E 2 lost 2-4 to Wetteren 1. A reinforced Europchess...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 7

25/02/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 7

Eynatten 2 – Europchess 1  :  3.5 – 4.5  +++  Wavre 1 – Europchess 2  :  5.5 – 0.5  +++  Wavre 2 – Europchess 3  :  1 – 3  +++  Geraardsbergen 3 – Europchess 4  :  1.5 – 2.5* (*original result 2.5 – 1.5)  +++ Mixed results in Round 7 +++  In Round 7, Europchess 1 and 3 scored important wins against Eynatten 2 and Wavre 2, respectively. In return, Europchess 2 and 4...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 6

08/02/2016
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 6

Europchess 1 – Boitsfort 1  :  4.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 2 – LSV-Chesspirant  :  2 – 4  +++ Europchess 3 – Boitsfort  :  3 – 1  +++ Europchess 4 – Boitsfort 4  :  3.5 – 0.5 +++ Round 6: Europchess succeeds in local derby with Boitsfort  +++ In the sixth round, Europchess hosted three teams from Boitsfort and LSV Chesspirant. While we could celebrate victories in the local derby, the second team had...

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Pleasant rapid results in Soignies

08/02/2016
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On 9 January 2016, the Echiquier de Haute-Senne organised the 10th edition of its traditional Fête des Rois rapid tournament (15 minutes, 9 rounds)in Soignies-Neufville. Three Europchess members took the occasion to have an early start into the chess year. Martin Müller scored an outstanding 8/9, losing only to the top-seed Julien Sclacmender, who, also with 8 points therefore won the tournament – already for the third time, after 2011 and 2013. Nonetheless, Martin...

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