Gambit Bonnevoie at the European Chess Club Cup 2021

Gambit Bonnevoie is ranked 23 out of 38 participating teams at the European Chess Club Cup 2021, which is taking place in Struga on Lake Ohrid (North Macedonia) from 18 to 24 September 2021.

Our representatives GM Vitaly Kunin, IM François Godart, Steven Dishman, Slobodan Filipović, Michael Schwerteck, Roberto Visintin, Matthew Dishman, Geoffrey Stern and Robert McAndrew (captain) are to face élite opposition from the very start. In round 1 they will play against KPRF Russia with superstar Alexander Grischuk, Elo 2775, World rank 8, on board one.

Watch live on Chess24.com or Chessbase

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Cours d’échecs saison 2021-2022

Vous trouverez toutes les infos à propos des cours d’échecs organisés par Gambit Bonnevoie pour la nouvelle saison 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 at the European Club Championship 2021 online

Gambit’s squad and Le Cavalier Differdange are participating in the ECC 2021 organized by the Chess Federation of Monaco.

Our representatives GM Petar Arnaudov, IM François Godart, FM Andy Maréchal, Steve Dishman, FM Jan Bednarich, Michael Schwerteck are in qualification group I, together with among others Hussars Poland (GM Duda, Elo 2729), CAC Beniajan Duochess Spain (GM David Anton Guijarro, Elo 2673) and Moravska Slavia Brno A (GM Ivan Šarić, Elo 2648).

Watch Gambit live on Chess24, games start at 14:30 on Saturday 27 March and Sunday 28 March.

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Coronavirus spread incoronates Gambit national team champions

The Luxembourg chess federation (FLDE) has decided to truncate the season due to the coronavirus outbreak. Bonnevoie I have been declared Champions based on their 6.5/7 score in the completed first phase of the national championship.
 
While there is no reason to celebrate in this context, the Club congratulates the players who gave us the second national team champions title in the last 4 years: Jozsef Barta, Óskar Bjarnason (captain), FM Jan Bednarich, FM Carl-Christian Buhr, Steve Dishman, IM Amedeus Eisenbeiser, Slobodan Filipović, Olafur Isberg Hannesson, GM Michael Hoffmann, GM Vitaly Kunin, IM François Godart, Stefan Maltezeanu, FM Andy Maréchal, Ivan Pryvalov, Michael Schwerteck, Zoran Stanić, GM Marko Tratar, Roberto Visintin.
 
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Chess in Gambit stops due to coronavirus

Dear Members,

The chess championship and our courses are suspended until further notice.

Gambit Bonnevoie Committee

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Gambit – Luxembourg Rapid Chess Champions

The Gambit team was victorious in the Luxembourg Rapid Team Chess Championship, organised by TSM Schëffleng, which took place on 1 December.

In this 13-team event, the Gambit team – comprising, in each round, four of the five-player squad of Stefan Maltezeanu, Óskar Bjarnason, Jan Bednarich, Geoff Stern and Dans Vijups – won all its matches, but faced its chief rivals in rounds 3 and 4. In round 3, Differdange were defeated 2.5-1.5 in a tight match, victory finally being secured when Stefan overcame International Master Mietek Bakalarz in an endgame. Then, in round 4, the pre-tournament favourites, Belvaux, were decisively defeated, with convincing wins from Stefan (against International Master Tom Weber), Óskar and Dans.

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Battles on the chessboard in the town of Cervantes’s captivity

The European Chess Club Cup 2019, Ulcinj, Montenegro, 9-16 November, has been dominated by Obiettivo Rinascimento Padova from Italy (GMs Rapport, Adams, Lekó, Vallejo Pons, Šarić, Vocaturo, Brunello, rating average: 2686), ahead of Nový Bor from the Czech Republic and Mednyi Vsadnik from Russia.

The Champions league of chess saw Gambit score in line with expectations, prevailing on the squads from Turkey and Ireland and missing a deserved victory in the last round, which would have propelled our club higher in the final standings. The best representatives from Luxembourg were De Sprenger Echternach on place 33. In the women section, Nona from Georgia (GM Dzagnidze, IM Javakhishvili, GM Batsiashvili, GM Khotenashvili, IM Melia)  clinched the title, with Kyiv Chess Federation from Ukraine and Cercle d’Échecs Monte Carlo on the second and third place, respectively.

Gambit at the ECC 2019 in Montenegro: from left to right, Geoff Stern (team captain), Roberto Visintin, Rytis Virbalis, Steve Dishman, Michael Schwerteck, IM François Godart, Robert McAndrew and Zoran Stanić.

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Stefan Maltezeanu at the World Junior Chess Championship 2019

Gambit’s Stefan Maltezeanu represented Luxembourg at the World Junior Chess Championship  in Delhi, India, from 14 to 26 October 2019.
 
Stefan acquired valuable experience, scoring 4.5 points amidst strong international competition after allowing more than one lucky escape to his titled opponents. The title in the open section went to GM Evgeny Shtembulyak (2577) from Ukraine, while in the girls section the winner was WIM Polina Shuvalova (2412) from Russia.
 
Stefan during his game against IM Bronstein. Photo: Ruggero Percivaldi.
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Umberto Cerasi wins the Coupe de la commune de Bettembourg

Gambit’s Umberto Cerasi clinches the title in Bettembourg scoring 6/7 ahead of Stanislas Loiret (Metz) and Steve Dishman (Gambit Bonnevoie).

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GM Vitaly Kunin shining at the Eurasia Open Cup

Despite sharply reducing his tournament activity, Gambit’s GM Vitaly Kunin proved his strength once again at the high-level Eurasia Open Cup held in Ekaterinenburg (Russia) from 31 July to 9 August 2019.

Vitaly scored 7.5 points out of 9 to get the 2nd place behind GM Sargsyan from Armenia, topping almost 200 participants, including 23 GMs and 19 IMs. Top seed and former Russian champion GM Evgeny Alekseev is found on place 11 of the final standings.

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