Kazan: Pablo Ortiz Bogdanov participated

On 19th of May 2018 a group of children from Luxembourg came back home after participating in the World Games of Young Compatriots held in Kazan (Russia). During a week 650 children from 61 countries took part in different kind of sport activities such as chess, gymnastics, football, swimming and others. In the field of chess there were 92 participants from 38 countries such as Russia, Spain, Italy, Jordan, China, Sweden, France, Armenia and many others. Luxembourg was represented by 4 participants, including Pablo Ortiz Bogdanov (Gambit Bonnevoie) for whom the World Games were his first international competition. With a total win of 5.5 points from 11 rounds Pablo managed to close the first half of the aggregated final rating and ranked 46th out of 92 players, showing the best result from the Luxembourg team and becoming the second ranked from U10 category of all the tournament.

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Gambits at lightning speed

Our players have won their second national Blitz Chess title in a row, emerging clear first ahead of Differdange and Bieles after 18 rounds of 3’ per player games with 2’’ increment. The tournament organised by CE Philidor Beggen offered a number of though battles among the participating teams.

Gambit I (Steve Dishman, Slobodan Filipović, Óskar Bjarnason, Zoran Stanić) started as rating favourites and successfully defended their Luxembourg champions title by winning 15 matches, drawing 2 and losing 1.

Gambit II (Stefan Maltezeanu, Geoffrey Stern, Matthew Dishman, Dans Vijups) finished the competition on place 5.

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Featured tournament: Athens Challenge 2018

Would you like to play chess in Athens and still have time to visit this marvellous city thanks to an ideal schedule for combining chess and tourism? Then participate to the Athens Chess Challenge 2018, June 16-24, organised by our Gambit player, International Arbiter Nikos Komninos. http://www.chess4all.eu/index.php/news/41-21st-international-open-athens-challenge-2018 

Info:  komnikos@gmail.com

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Luxembourg Chess League 2017/18: An end-of-season balance

The Luxembourg Chess League 2017/18 is over, with a final round on 25 March in Differdange which brought together all the participating teams for a colourful gran finale (RTL).

The balance for Gambit teams is mixed.  Despite a fierce fight, Gambit Bonnevoie I was not able to defend our Luxembourg champions title, which returned to the Echternach team of the Luxembourg all-time-best GM Alberto David and chess legend GM Robert Hübner. Congratulations to Echternach for dominating this season!  The clear second place gained by our players ahead of Dudelange qualifies us for the European Chess Club Cup in Porto Carras (Greece) later this year.

Gambit I (left) Dishman and GM Tratar facing  Echternach in the final match (photo: www.lecavalier.lu)

Gambit II had to admit the superiority of Differdange II and finished third in the Promotion d’honneur, missing the chance of promotion to the highest division. Our players could not overcome the merciless laws of statistics reflected in an average Elo difference of 180 points.

The other Gambit teams gained significant experience for the next season, with our young players making good progress and putting into practice what they have learned so far.

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Belle performance des Grands Maîtres Viktor Erdős et Matej Šebenik au Championnat d’Europe du jeu d’échecs

En dépit d’un début très prometteur l’équipe nationale hongroise n’a pas réussi à remporter de médaille au Championnat d’Europe des échecs en Grèce (http://www.euroteams2017.com/en/) et a dû se contenter de la cinquième place, une finale au goût amer pour nos membres József, László et Csaba.  Viktor a très bien figuré dans cette compétition des  meilleurs joueurs d’Europe gagné par l’Azerbaïdjan devant la Russie (argent), l’Ukraine (bronze) et la surprenante Croatie de Zoran: il est resté invincible en gagnant le top-11 avec une performance à 2765 points Elo.  Résultats assez gratifiants aussi pour l’autre GMI de Gambit Bonnevoie, le slovène Matej Šebenik, qui lui aussi a obtenu une performance Elo supérieure aux 2700 points en devançant, parmi d’autres, les deux superstars Boris Gelfand et Alexander Grischuk.



le GMI Matej Šebenik, assis, deuxième à gauche, partie nulle face au russe Maxime Matlakov, nº 27 au monde (source: euroteams2017.com)

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Gambit Bonnevoie at the European Club Cup 2017

Gambit Bonnevoie has ended its adventure at the European Club Cup in Antalya (Turkey) from 8 to 15 October 2017 on place 26. Our club was represented by GM Marko Tratar, Óskar Bjarnason, FM Jan Bednarich, FM Tim Upton (captain), Zoran Stanić, Roberto Visintin, Rytis Virbalis and Dans Vijups.

The “Champions league of chess” saw the triumph of the Russian team Globus with one of the strongest line-ups in the history of the competition (super GMs Kramnik, Mamyedarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Korobov and Khismatullin, average rating 2772). Alkaloid from Macedonia (average rating 2724) and Odlar Yurdu from Azerbaijan (average rating 2634) got silver and bronze, respectively.

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Les échecs au … chocolat

Envie de manger quelques pions, des chevaliers ou peut-être un fou?  

Désormais c’est possible grâce aux créations du maître Toni Hasani.

Une délice à goûter sans modération pour gagner aisément des points Elo!

Contact: nentori28lu@hotmail.com

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Cours d’échecs pour jeunes 2017-2018

Vous trouverez toutes les infos à propos des cours d’échecs organisés par Gambit Bonnevoie à la page Cours d’échecs.

You will find all the info concerning the chess courses organised by Gambit Bonnevoie on our website at the following page: Cours d’échecs.

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Gambit Bonnevoie Viktor Erdős facing legend Peter Svidler

Gambit Bonnevoie top player Victor Erdős has started successfully his adventure in the FIDE Ches World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, by beating world’s number 48 Amin Bassem from Egypt in an exciting tie-break. Now he is playing living legend Peter Svidler, ranked 16 in the world.


photo source chessbase.com (Erdős vs Bassem)

The second Gambit Bonnevoie Grandmaster playing in the competition, Vitali Kunin, did not manage to surprise world’s number 26 Le Quang Liem from Vietnam.

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Bonnevoie champion national 2017 blitz par équipes

Pour plus d’infos, voir l’article sur le site de la FLDE:

Championnat national Blitz par équipes 2016/2017

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