Interclubs 2021-2022: Round 10

An almost perfect match day this Sunday: 4 wins and one narrow loss! This concludes the stressful month of March with matches on three consecutive Sundays. After the well-deserved Easter break, the season will finish again with matches on two Sundays in a row, on 24 April (Round 11) and 1 May (postponed Round 5).

Europchess 1

The first team remained unbeaten in a match where they were more than 300 rating points on average favourites. Sławomir and Eduardo provided an early 2-0 lead, and Víctor added a draw on Board 1. The other boards saw longer fights with Tom and Carl adding further wins. Frank, Georgi and in the very end also Matija drew their games. With this 6-2 win, Europchess remains on top of the league, still tied with Charleroi and Boitsfort.

Europchess 2

Also the second team was somewhat favourite against Rochade Eupen 3, but couldn’t fulfil expectations. After a quick draw by Pere, Benjamín and Sergio lost their games. John’s win provided some hope, but Mark could not achieve more than a draw while Johannes even had to be content to save such a result from his inaccurate opening play. With 7 points, Europchess 2 is two points clear of the relegation zone and is playing last-placed Marche-en-Famenne in the next round.

Europchess 3

After many disappointing results in the last weeks, the third team finally stopped the trend and reached a clear 3.5-0.5 win. Martin with his fourth win in a row, Luis Parreira and José María scored full points, while Luis Busquets was held to a draw. With this result, Europchess 3 climbs to 8th place, but is still only one point ahead of Rank 11.

Europchess 4

The fourth team apparently did not want to be in the shadow of Team 3 and also won their match 3.5-0.5. Matus was content with a draw on Board 1 after losing a pawn in the opening. Marcello (with his third win in the third game), Robert and Paolo accounted for the three full points. With 12 points, Team 4 is on a respectable 6th place, just three points behind the leaders.

Europchess 5

Also the fifth team reached a win. After a draw by Julien on Board 1, Galin and Jorge won their games with Black after a long fight, to secure the narrow 2.5-1.5 win. With 9 points, Europchess 5 is in the midfield of the division.

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