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Clichy clinches 12th French Team Championship title
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:57
On Sunday Clichy-Echecs-92 won the "Top 12" of the French League in Haguenau, France. It was a most convincing 12th national title for Clichy, who won all their eleven matches. The strongest players in Haguenau were Etienne Bacrot, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Arkadij Naiditsch, Radek Wojtaszek, David Navara, Laurent Fressinet, Loek...
French league top 12 under way, perfect score for Clichy
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 13:44
Five rounds have been played at the "Top 12" of the French League, which is currently under way in Haguenau. Clichy has a two point lead after winning all of their matches thus far. French league top 12 under way | Photos courtesy of the French Chess Federation The French League traditionally finishes early June with a round robin event between...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 14:31
Guildford 1 won the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) on Monday finishing on 13 points out of 7 matches. The team, which had e.g. Laurent Fressinet, Nigel Short, Romain Edouard, Gawain Jones, Matthew Sadler, Robin van Kampen and Antoaneta Stefanova playing this year, scored one match point more than Wood Green Hilsmark 1 (with e.g. Vassily Ivanchuk...
Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:18
The 45th Italian Team Championship is currently under way in Bratto. It's a 7-round Swiss played from April 26th till May 1st. The women's section plays only 6 rounds. Strong players such as Gawain Jones, Vadem Pacal, Mihail Marin and Kiril Georgiev are active in Bratto.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:55
For the first time the Viking Chess Club became Chess Club Champion of Iceland. After promoting in the last three previous years from the 4th to the 1st division, the Viking Chess Club exactly repeated the success achieved by the Hrokurinn chess club at the turn of the millennium.  The Viking Chess Club ended clear first, 3.5 points clear of the...
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 13:25
The final phase of the Spanish Team Championship is currently under way in León. Many strong grandmasters can be found at the chess board in north west Spain, e.g. Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ivan Cheparinov, Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely,...
How is that, beating Ivan Sokolov, and two weeks later Jan Timman
Sunday, October 21, 2012 18:53
21 year old Danny de Ruiter has quickly risen to fame in the Dutch chess scene. Not even an FM yet, rated 2182, the chess player from Alkmaar, the Netherlands managed to beat two famous Dutch grandmasters in a period of two weeks: Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman! Danny de Ruiter during the 3rd round in Hoogeveen | Photo © Lennart Ootes It happens...
İstanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club celebrate
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 14:54
İstanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club won the Turkish Team Championship on Sunday in Konya with 12 victories and 1 tied match with İstanbul Teknik Univeristy Sport Club, who finished second. The Turkish league was quite strong this year with players like Adams, Kasimdzhanov, Mamedyarov and Polgar participating. İstanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club...
Another cool game from the Chinese league
Monday, July 02, 2012 13:55
Last November we posted a brief article titled "A cool game from the Chinese league". The club competition in China stretches out between April and December with a few rounds played every one or two months. We're not reporting on it each time, unless we see something special – like another cool game! The playing hall in Taizhou | Photos by Fan...
The Clichy team
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:58
On Sunday Clichy won the French Team Championship in Belfort, France. The team, led by Vassily Ivanchuk, clinched its 11th title ahead of Chalons en Champagne which saw Polish GM Michal Krasenkow scoring 9/10.  Clichy L-R: Wesley So, Pavel Tregubov, Yannick Pelletier, Hichem Hamdouchi, Jean-Baptiste Mullon, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Axel Delorme,...