Monthly Archives: October 2014

Interclubs 2014-2015 – Round 2

23/10/2014
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Europchess 1 – Leuven 1 : 6.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 2 – Leuven 2 : 4 – 2  +++  Europchess 3 – Leuven 3 : 2.5 – 1.5  +++  Europchess 4 – Tournai 2 : 3.5 – 0.5 Golden October for Europchess – In round 2 of 19 October 2014, all four teams won at home, constituting probably the best performance of our club history so far! Europchess 1 wins with large margin over...

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Croatian GM Davorin Kuljašević shows sparkling chess

10/10/2014
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Croatian GM Davorin Kuljašević shows sparkling chess

With the accession of Croatia to the European Union, another strong chess nation has now joined the club. Stemming from the same chess school like our member Matija Susković, one of the country’s best players, GM Davorin Kuljašević visited Europchess on 15 September 2014. Born in 1986, he learned chess at an early age. Preferring the mind game over football, he soon showed extraordinary talent. He became national champion of his age and took...

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Interclubs 2014-2015 – Round 1

06/10/2014
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NLS Lommel 1 – Europchess 1 : 2.5 – 5.5  +++  CRELEL 2 – Europchess 2 : 3.5 – 2.5  +++  DK Leuven 1 – Europchess 3 : 3.5 – 0.5  +++  Leuze 2 – Europchess 4 : 0.5 – 3.5 +++ Europchess scores convincing win over weakened Lommel In the first round of the chess season 2014-2015, the first team pocketed both match points in Lommel 1. While the match was roughly equals...

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Analysis (1)

01/10/2014
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Analysis (1)

Johansson – Bakels, ICN 2014-2015, Round 1 White is a pawn down and has a very vulnerable bishop, that does not have many squares to go to. The white knight is well placed, but cannot develop much further activity from there. In return the advanced a-pawn provides some counterplay. Black’s last move was Bb3-a4 with the idea to transfer the bishop to c6, securing a firm grip on the promotion square. As there was...

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Europchess blitzes goodbye to Ronny Bonne

01/10/2014
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Europchess blitzes goodbye to Ronny Bonne

In the end of September 2014, our longest serving active member, Ronny Bonne took his retirement. That may, in itself, not be a bad thing, as it frees more time for chess. However, in Ronny’s case this is clearly sad as he will also leave the chess club as a regular player and organiser. Ronny became a member some 33 (!) years ago and served as the longest-standing board member in our history. As...

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