Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

16/12/2009
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Frank Hoffmeister is the new champion!

Congratulations to Frank, who won the 8th Europchess rapid tournament in the final playoff against József Barta and Christophe Keller! The players used a unique format to decide the winner which can be described as a 6 boards parallel clock-simultaneous game.

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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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Interclubs 4th round results

22/11/2009
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Interclubs 4th round results

Europchess defends lead in Round 4: In Round 4, Europchess 1 and 3 defended its respective leads in groups 4 C and 5 J. Europchess 2 lost. The first team played CCZ 1 in its strongest composition. On board four, József Barta played his fourth game with black, this time an orthodox Queen’s gambit against Constant Clerquin (1582). His opponent started to open up the queen side. However, this created a weak a4 pawn,...

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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

08/11/2009
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Interclubs 3rd Round Results

Europchess 1: Tom played the black side of a Sicilian Defence. Both sides castled king-side, and White threw forward his f and g pawns. After playing f4, g4 and g5, however, he refrained from pursuing his attack further with f5 and f6. Instead he tried simply to hold the position (he offered a draw after his 19th move). Tom was able to exchange off an important defensive bishop, and then to create targets on...

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Interclubs 2nd Round Results

18/10/2009
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Interclubs 2nd Round Results

Dream Sunday for Europchess in Round 2: In Round 2, Europchess continued its good performance at home. While E1 and E3 scored together 7,5 / 8, only E2 had to give in with 1,5 – 2,5. The first team faced with FCH Zottegem 1, a solid team with an ELO average of around 1750. On board four, Joszef Barta played with black an exchange Slav against Eddy de Gendt. He started early piece play...

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8th Europchess rapid championship

29/09/2009
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The play-off match (see our report on that) ended with a win of Frank Hoffmeister with the score : 1.Frank Hoffmeister    3 2.Christophe Keller    2,5 3.Jozsef Barta        0,5 Classement final Nom Cote Pts Perf Rés Cum Buch B M S B 1 Jozsef Barta (2155) 5.5/7 2249 --- 25.5 30.0 21.5 21.75 2 Frank Hoffmeister (2192) 5.5/7 2249 --- 23.0 32.5 23.0 24.50 3 Christophe Keller (2209) 5.5/7 2253 --- 19.5 30.0 22.5...

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