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Tom Wiley is the club champion 2014-2015

07/02/2016
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Tom Wiley is the club champion 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 club championship, played again as a 9-round rapid tournament under the organisation of tournament director Jesper Abrahamsen, was again a great success, attracting 35 players. It ended with a convincing victory of Tom Wiley. Having lost the title in 2014 just in a play-off against Georgi Tomov, Tom won back the trophy with a fabulous score of 8/9, being the only player to stay unbeaten in the championship. One full point behind...

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Carl Buhr Blitz champion 2015!

04/02/2016
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Carl Buhr Blitz champion 2015!

Even though it is a bit late, it is time to sum up the internal Europchess tournaments of 2015. On 16 December 2015, the Ronny Bonne-Blitz championship ended with a clear victory of Carl Buhr. Over forty players have participated over the year in 23 sessions, playing five 3+2 minute games during a lunch-break according to the Swiss system. Our German FIDE Master, who also plays on the first board of the first team...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 5

03/12/2015
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 5

CREB 1 – Europchess 1 : 3 – 5  +++  Drie Torens 1 – Europchess 2 : 4 – 2  +++  CREB 2 – Europchess 3 : 3 – 1  +++  CREB 4 – Europchess 4 : 2.5 – 1.5 +++ Round 5: Fire alarm in the Palais du Midi In the fifth round, the Cercle Royal des Echecs de Bruxelles (CREB) hosted three Europchess teams in the Palais du Midi. Around 4.30 the alarm bell rang. As...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 4

03/12/2015
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 4

Europchess 1 – Eisden/MSK-Dilsen 1 : 2 – 6  +++  Europchess 2 – Dworp 1 : 2.5 – 3.5  +++  Europchess 3 – Woluwe 1 : 2.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Halle 1 : 2.5 – 1.5  +++ Round 4: Playing chess in extra-ordinary circumstances +++ Following the setting of alert 4 level in Brussels on Saturday 21 November, it became impossible to play chess in the usual Commission premises. With the...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 3

03/12/2015
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 3

Zottegem 2 – Europchess 1 : 2.5 – 5.5  +++  Lasne-Waterloo 1 – Europchess 2 : 2 – 4  +++  Epicure 1 – Europchess 3 : 2.5 – 1.5  +++  Zottegem 7 – Europchess 4 : 2.5 – 1.5 +++ Round 3: Light and Shadow in early November  +++ Europchess 1 outplays Zottegem 2 Located in a somewhat remote place near the countryside, Zottegem 2 hosted the match against our 1st team. Their de-facto...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 2

26/10/2015
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 2

Europchess 1 – Fontaine 2 : 5 – 3  +++  Europchess 2 – Temse 3 : 3.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 3 – 2 Fous du Diogène 1 : 1.5 – 2.5  +++  Europchess 4 – 2 Fous du Diogène 2 : 1.5 – 2.5 +++  Good weekend for the first two teams  +++ Europchess 1 lands a safe win over Fontaine 2 With Fontaine 2 the first team met a solid opponent in...

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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 1

11/10/2015
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Interclubs 2015-2016 – Round 1

Wirtzfeld 2 – Europchess 1 :  4.5 – 3.5  +++  Sint-Amandsberg 1 – Europchess 2 :  2.5 – 3.5  +++  Pantin 1 – Europchess 3 :  3.5 – 0.5  +++  Pantin 2 – Europchess 4 :  0.5 – 3.5  +++ Narrow defeat for Europchess 1 against Wirtzfeld 2 The first match-day of Interclubs 2015-2016 saw Europchess 1 making the longest journey of the season, travelling 160 km to Wirtzfeld.  The two teams were evenly...

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Fire on the board! GM Alexei Shirov triumphs over Europchess

22/06/2015
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Fire on the board! GM Alexei Shirov triumphs over Europchess

Latvian super GM Alexei Shirov triumphs over Europchess in sparkling exhibition During the Latvian Presidency of the Council in the 1st half of 2015 Europchess was pleased to invite the country’s top player Alexei Shirov. Born in 1972 he became a grandmaster at the age of 17, which made him the 5th youngest GM of the world at the time. He sky-rocketed in his early 20ies and became the challenger of world champion Kasparov...

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Paula Gitu world champion of women amateurs

02/06/2015
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Paula Gitu world champion of women amateurs

Our member, the very promising 15-year old Paula Gitu from Moldova, has won the amateur championship for women (FIDE Rating up to 2000 ELO) in Halkidi (Greece) in April 2015! Scoring an incredible 8/9 she dominated the field and performed at master level. Paul kindly sent us one of her best games with annotations v. Virginia Reis, a nice attacking game against the Sicilian Defence. Europchess congratulates her to this outstanding success and wishes...

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Intercercles FÉFB 2015 – Round 1

28/04/2015
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The first round of the Intercercles championship of the Fédération Échiquéenne Francophone de Belgique was played in Marche-en-Famenne on 26 April 2015. As in the last years, Europchess participates with two teams, one in second division and one in third. In Round 1, both teams got into the competition with average results. Europchess 1 collected 2.5 points against the teams of CREC Charleroi 3 and Fleurus 2. While Frank Hoffmeister and Jozsef Molnar used...

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