Interclubs

Belgian league – Round 2

12/10/2010
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Belgian league – Round 2

Round 2: Mixed results in golden October On a lovely October Sunday, Europchess scored reasonably well. While Europchess 1 defended the lead in Division 3 D with a 4-2 victory, Europchess 2 suffered defeat with a bit of bad luck (1,5-2,5). Europchess 3 drew against a stronger team, keeping good chances in the first third of Division 4 G. In Mons, Europchess 1 played for a win from the beginning. Jozsef Barta played black...

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Belgian league – Round 1

30/09/2010
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Belgian league – Round 1

Good start into the season for Europchess On 26 September, we played for the first time in our location in Van Maerlaent 2. Thanks to a number of helping hands, the room was well prepared when the opponents from Artevelde, Lokeren and Eupen 3 arrived. Unfortunately, Eduardo Semanat Planas had to cancel his participation because of a family emergency. Hence, Europchess 2 was handicapped by the absence of its top board. On the other...

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Pairings and dates for the Interclubs 2010-2011 season

14/09/2010
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Pairings and dates for the Interclubs 2010-2011 season

After winning in division 4 Europchess 1 now continues in division 3 while Europchess 2 and Europchess 3 will play in division 4. All three teams have good chances in their groups so we wish good luck for all the players! Here you can see the dates and pairings for the 2010-2011 season. (Please note that the scoring system is the following: win: 3 points, draw : 2 points, loss: 1 point therefore winning...

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Last round of the Interclubs

22/03/2010
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Last round of the Interclubs

V for Victory! All three Europchess teams have won in the final round! Tom had White, and his opponent played the Albin Counter-gambit (1 d4 d5  2 c4 e5 !?).  As compensation for his pawn, Black gained a strong knight on d4.  On move 14 Black made the strange decision to retreat this knight, instead of supporting it further by castling queen-side.  After this mistake, Black’s compensation for the pawn disappeared.  Soon after, he...

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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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Interclubs 8th round results

07/02/2010
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Interclubs 8th round results

Europchess 1 Europchess 1 played in Zottegem 2 a hardly fought match. On board 4, Vladymyr Dedobbeleer achieved an opening advantage with White against a Dutch formation. Rather than taking Black’s weakened f5-pawn, he went for a tactical assault on the queenside. Black was, however, able to equalise and got back into the game after the exchange of queens. After further simplifications Vladymyr offered a draw before the time control, which his opponent accepted...

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Interclubs round 7 report

26/01/2010
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Interclubs round 7 report

Playing home against the three teams of Epicure, Europchess was able to bring home four important match points. On board one of Europchess 1, we had the pleasure to welcome back Timothy Binham from Finland. In a closed Sicilian, he gained an important space advantage with White against Eric van Hauthem who did not dare castling. Tim increased the pressure with active piece play and finally clinched the full point in the 3rd hour...

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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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Interclubs 5th round results

30/11/2009
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Interclubs 5th round results

Round 5: Europchess keeps the pace In the last round before Christmas, Europchess 1 had to travel to Tournai, near the French border. Weakened by the absence of their first three players, the host team could not put up much resistance. On board 4, as usual, József Barta won the first game, this time with White. His opponent Lorant Liennard (1393) chose the Pirc defence, a risky choice against József in attacking mood. When...

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